opioid etymology

English word opioid comes from English opium, English -oid

Detailed word origin of opioid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
opium English (eng) (countable) Anything that numbs or stupefies.. (uncountable) A yellow-brown, addictive narcotic drug obtained from the dried juice of unripe pods of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, and containing alkaloids such as morphine, codeine, and papaverine.
-oid English (eng) Of similar form to, but not the same as. Having the likeness of. Forms adjectives and nouns.
opioid English (eng) (pharmacology) Any of a group of synthetic compounds that exhibit similarities to the opium alkaloids that occur in nature.. (physiology) Any of the natural substances, such as an endorphin, released in the body in response to pain.. A substance that has effects similar to opium.

Words with the same origin as opioid

Descendants of opium
addictive addictive personality addictiveness cryptopine gnoscopine hopeium lanthopine opianic acid protopine
Descendants of -oid
alkaloid asteroid cannabinoid colloidal cycloid designoid factoid fibroid humanoid insectoid keloid mechanoid mong mongoloid monoid negro paranoid planetoid roid schizoid solenoid sphenoid steroid trapezoid