(?), n. [Gr. poppy head: cf. F. codine.] (Chem.) One of the opium alkaloids; a white crystalline substance, C18H21NO3, similar to and regarded as a derivative of morphine, but much feebler in its action; -- called also codeia.
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(?), n. [It., dim. of coda tail.] (Mus.) A short passage connecting two sections, but not forming part of either; a short coda.
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(?), n.;
pl. Codices (#).
[L. See Code.] 1. A book; a manuscript.
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2. A collection or digest of laws; a code. Burrill.
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3. An ancient manuscript of the Sacred Scriptures, or any part of them, particularly the New Testament.
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4. A collection of canons. Shipley.
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