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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Codeine  \Co*de"ine\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  poppy  head:  cf  F.  cod?ine.] 
  (Chem.) 
  One  of  the  opium  alkaloids;  a  white  crystalline  substance, 
  {C18H21NO3},  similar  to  and  regarded  as  a  derivative  of 
  morphine,  but  much  feebler  in  its  action  --  called  also 
  {codeia}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  codeine 
  n  :  derivative  of  opium;  used  to  relieve  coughing  and  pain 




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