a colorless, crystalline, poisonous alkaloid, CHNO, obtained from opium and used in medicine
Origin of thebaine; from Classical Latin Thebae (; from Classical Greek Th?bai), Thebes + -ine: after an opium from Thebes
A poisonous alkaloid, C19H21NO3, obtained from opium. Also called paramorphine.
Origin of thebaineNew Latin (herba) th&emacron;baia, (herb of) Thebes, Egyptian opium (from Latin Th&emacron;baea, feminine of Th&emacron;baeus, Theban, from Th&emacron;bae, Thebes, from Greek Th&emacron;bai) + –ine2.