Definition of cryptopine in English:

cryptopine

Pronunciation /ˈkrɪptə(ʊ)piːn/

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline alkaloid present in opium and in certain plants of the family Fumariaceae.

    Cryptopine has a tetracyclic structure. Formula: C₂₁H₂₃NO₅.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Journal Pharmacy. From crypto- + op- + -ine, probably after German Kryptopin, †Cryptopin, itself after English cryptopia.