opianic acid


opi·​an·​ic acid
: a bitter crystalline aldehyde acid C6H2(OCH3)2(CHO)COOH obtained by the oxidation of narcotine and hydrastine

Word History


opiane, obsolete synonym of narcotine (from opium + -ane) + -ic

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“Opianic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opianic%20acid. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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