dextromethorphan etymology

English word dextromethorphan comes from English dextro-, English methorphan

Detailed word origin of dextromethorphan

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dextro- English (eng) (chemistry) Denoting a dextrorotatory form of an enantiomer.. Right; on the right; toward the right.
methorphan English (eng) (organic compound) Either of two isomers of 3-methoxy-17-methylmorphinan.
dextromethorphan English (eng) (pharmaceutical drug) An antitussive drug (a cough suppressant) that is found in many over-the-counter cold and cough preparations.

Words with the same origin as dextromethorphan

Descendants of dextro-
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