a bitter, white or colorless, crystalline narcotic alkaloid, CHNOHO, derived from opium and used in medicine to relieve pain
Origin of morphineGerman morphin or French morphine from Modern Latin morphium, so named (1811) by F. W. A. Sertürner (1783-1841), German pharmacist from Classical Latin Morpheus: see Morpheus
An alkaloid, C17H19NO3, extracted from opium and used in the form of its hydrated sulfate or hydrochloride salt to relieve moderate to severe pain. Also called morphia .
Origin of morphineFrench from Morphée Morpheus from Latin Morpheus