Codeine meaning

kōdēn, -dē-ĭn
An alkaloid narcotic, C18 H21 NO3 , derived from opium or morphine and used as a cough suppressant, analgesic, and hypnotic.
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A narcotic alkaloid, C18H21NO3H2O, derived from opium and resembling morphine, but less habit-forming: used in cough medicines and to relieve pain.
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An alkaloid narcotic, C18 H21 NO3 , derived from opium or morphine and used as a cough suppressant, analgesic, and hypnotic.
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An alkaloid narcotic derived from opium or morphine and used primarily as an analgesic and a cough suppressant. Chemical formula: C18H21NO3.
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(pharmacology) An addictive alkaloid narcotic derived from opium and used as a hypnotic, analgesic and cough suppressant; often mixed with aspirin etc.
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Origin of codeine

  • French codéine Greek kōdeia poppy head (from kōos cavity keuə- in Indo-European roots) -ine alkaloid –ine2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French codéine.

    From Wiktionary