nNarceine(Chem) An alkaloid found in small quantities in opium, and extracted as a white crystalline substance of a bitter astringent taste. It is a narcotic. Called also narceia.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nnarceineAn alkaloid (C23H29NO9) contained in opium. It is sparingly soluble in water and alcohol. It forms fine silky inodorous bitter crystals. Narceine is sometimes used in medicine as a substitute for morphine.
nnarceineAn acid coal-tar color of the monoazo type, prepared by combining diazotized sulphanilic acid with β-naph-thol and then treating the product with sodium bisulphite. It dyes wool orange in an acid bath, but is chiefly used in textile-printing.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. narce, numbness, torpor, Gr. : cf. F. narcéïne,