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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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