<chemistry> A poisonous alkaloid, C19H21NO3, found in opium in small quantities, having a sharp, astringent taste, and a tetanic action resembling that of strychnine.

Origin: So called from a kind of Egyptian opium produced at Thebes.

(01 Mar 1998)

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