oxycodone

noun

oxy·​co·​done ˌäk-sē-ˈkō-ˌdōn How to pronounce oxycodone (audio)
: a narcotic analgesic C18H21NO4 used especially in the form of its hydrochloride

Examples of oxycodone in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

oxy + codeine + -one

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oxycodone was in 1963

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Cite this Entry

“Oxycodone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxycodone. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

oxycodone

noun
oxy·​co·​done -ˈkō-ˌdōn How to pronounce oxycodone (audio)
: a narcotic analgesic C18H21NO4 used especially in the form of its hydrochloride C18H21NO4·HCl to relieve moderate to severe pain

Note: Oxycodone is marketed under the trademarks OxyContin, Percocet, and Percodan.

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