China white

noun, often capitalized W
Chi·​na white | \ ˈchī-nə-ˈ(h)wīt How to pronounce China white (audio) \

Medical Definition of China white

slang
1 : a pure potent form of heroin originating in southeastern Asia
2 : an illicit analog of the analgesic fentanyl that resembles heroin in its physical appearance and physiological effects

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“China white.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/China%20white. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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