One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Either of two stereoisomeric crystalline alkaloids of the formula C₂₂H₂₃NO₇; specifically (more fully "α-narcotine") the one occurring in opium and formerly used medicinally.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Monthly Gazette Health. From French narcotine from narcot- (in narcotique) + -ine.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.