diacodium

noun di·a·co·di·um \ˌdīəˈkōdēəm\

Definition of diacodium

plural

-s

  1. :  a syrup of poppies formerly used as a narcotic

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Origin and Etymology of diacodium

New Latin, from Latin diacodion, from Greek dia kōdeiōn out of poppyheads, from dia through, out of + kōdeiōn, genitive plural of kōdeia poppyhead — more at dia-, codeine


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