codeine

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See also: codéine, codéiné, and codeïne

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Chemical structure of codeine
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From French codéine, from Ancient Greek κώδεια (kṓdeia, capsule of the poppy, poppy head) +‎ -ine.

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codeine (countable and uncountable, plural codeines)

  1. (pharmacology) An addictive alkaloid narcotic derived from opium and used as a hypnotic, analgesic and antitussive; often mixed with aspirin etc.

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codeine f

  1. plural of codeina

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