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EtymologyEdit

From French morphine, from Ancient Greek Morpheus the god of dreams.

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morphine (countable and uncountable, plural morphines)

  1. A crystalline alkaloid (7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-17-methyl-morphinan-3,6-diol), extracted from opium, the salts of which are soluble in water and are used as analgesics, anaesthetics and sedatives; it is one of a group of morphine alkaloids.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɔʁ.fin/
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NounEdit

morphine f (uncountable)

  1. morphine

ReferencesEdit

  • morphine” in the Dictionnaire de l’Académie française, 8th Edition (1932–35).

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