from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A poisonous white crystalline alkaloid, C17H17NO2, derived from morphine and used medicinally to induce vomiting.
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- n. A particular narcotic used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An artificial alkaloid, C17H17NO2, prepared from morphine. The hydrochlorate is used in medicine as a powerful emetic. It is usually administered hypodermically. Also (as New Latin) apomorphina, apomorphia, emetomorphia.
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- n. a morphine derivative that is not as strong as morphine; used as an emetic and in small doses as a sedative
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