Papaverine Definition

pə-păvə-rēn, -ər-ĭn
noun
A white, crystalline alkaloid, C20H21NO4, derived from opium and used in medicine to relax muscles in spasms and as a local anesthetic.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • Kavrin
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Origin of Papaverine

  • Latin papāver poppy –ine

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

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