hydrocodone

noun
hy·​dro·​co·​done | \ ˌhī-drō-ˈkō-ˌdōn How to pronounce hydrocodone (audio) \

Definition of hydrocodone

: a habit-forming compound that is derived from codeine and is administered in the form of its bitartrate C18H21NO3·C4H6O6 usually in combination with other drugs (as acetaminophen) as an analgesic or cough suppressant

First Known Use of hydrocodone

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydrocodone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrocodone. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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hydrocodone

noun
hy·​dro·​co·​done | \ ˌhī-drō-ˈkō-ˌdōn How to pronounce hydrocodone (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydrocodone

: a habit-forming compound derived from codeine and administered in the form of its bitartrate C18H21NO3·C4H6O6 usually in combination with other drugs (as acetaminophen) as an analgesic or cough sedative

called also dihydrocodeinone

— see hycodan, vicodin

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