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) thēbaia, (herb of) Thebes, Egyptian opium (from Latin Thēbaea, feminine of Thēbaeus, Theban, from Thēbae, Thebes, from Greek Thēbai) + –ine2.