pentazocine

noun

pen·​taz·​o·​cine pen-ˈta-zə-ˌsēn How to pronounce pentazocine (audio)
: a synthetic analgesic drug C19H27NO that is less addictive than morphine

Word History

Etymology

probably from penta- + az- + octa- + -ine entry 2

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pentazocine was in 1963

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Cite this Entry

“Pentazocine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentazocine. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

pentazocine

noun
pen·​taz·​o·​cine pen-ˈtaz-ə-ˌsēn How to pronounce pentazocine (audio)
: a synthetic analgesic drug C19H27NO that is less addictive than morphine see talwin
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