narceine definition

  • noun:
    • A bitter crystalline alkaloid, C23H27NO8, acquired from opium and previously found in medication as a substitute for morphine.
    • An alkaloid found in opium, happening as good white, silky crystals, somewhat dissolvable in liquid, used as a substitute for morphine.
    • An alkaloid present in tiny amounts in opium, and removed as a white crystalline compound of a bitter astringent flavor. It really is a narcotic. Called also narceia.
    • An alkaloid (C23H29NO9) within opium.
    • An acid coal-tar color of the monoazo type, prepared by combining diazotized sulphanilic acid with β-naph-thol and then treating the product with sodium bisulphite. It dyes wool orange in an acid bath, but is chiefly used in textile-printing.

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