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thebaine


thebaine

noun the·ba·ine \thə-ˈbā-ˌēn\

Definition of THEBAINE

:  a poisonous crystalline alkaloid C19H21NO3 found in opium in small quantities, related chemically to morphine and codeine, and possessing a sharp astringent taste and a tetanic action like strychnine
February 28, 2015
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