the|ba|ine


the|ba|ine
the|ba|ine «THEE buh een; thih BAY-; -ihn», noun.
a highly poisonous alkaloid, obtained in colorless leaflets or prisms from opium. It produces spasms like those caused by strychnine. Formula: C19H21NO3
[< Greek Thêbai Thebes, Egypt (because it was a chief source of opium) + English -ine2]

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