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Pronunciation: (kō'dēn), [key]
n. Pharm.
a white, crystalline, slightly bitter alkaloid, C18H21NO3, obtained from opium, used in medicine chiefly as an analgesic or sedative and to inhibit coughing. Also,co•de•iaPronunciation: (kō-dē'u), [key] co•de•i•na Pronunciation: (kō"dē-ē'nu). [key]

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