Definition of cryptopine in US English:

cryptopine

noun

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

cryptopine

/ˈkrɪptə(ʊ)piːn/