Definitions for opiumˈoʊ pi əm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•pi•umˈoʊ pi əm(n.)
the dried, condensed juice of the seed capsules of a poppy, Papaver somniferum, that has a narcotic effect and contains morphine, codeine, papaverine, and other alkaloids.
Category: Pharmacology, Plants
Ref: opiate (def. 3). 3
Origin of opium:
1350–1400; ME < L < Gk ópion poppy juice
an addictive narcotic extracted from seed capsules of the opium poppy
A yellow-brown, addictive narcotic drug obtained from the dried juice of unripe pods of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, and containing alkaloids such as morphine, codeine, and papaverine.
Anything that numbs or stupefies.
Origin: From opium and , from .
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The air-dried exudate from the unripe seed capsule of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, or its variant, P. album. It contains a number of alkaloids, but only a few - MORPHINE; CODEINE; and PAPAVERINE - have clinical significance. Opium has been used as an analgesic, antitussive, antidiarrheal, and antispasmodic.
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Translations for opium
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a drug made from the dried juice of a type of poppy.
- أفْيون: مُخَدِّرArabic
- ópioPortuguese (BR)
- das OpiumGerman
- 鴉片Chinese (Trad.)
- опіум, опійUkrainian
- thuốc phiệnVietnamese
- 鸦片Chinese (Simp.)
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