thebaine

noun
the·​ba·​ine | \thə-ˈbā-ˌēn \

Medical Definition of thebaine 

: a poisonous crystalline alkaloid C19H21NO3 found in opium in small quantities, related chemically to morphine and codeine, and possessing a sharp astringent taste and a tetanic action like strychnine

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