Used to create taxonomic names of animals at the level of infraclass.
Origin of morphia
New Latin from Latin MorpheusMorpheus
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Morphia Sentence Examples
The ordinary varieties of Turkish opium are recognized in commerce by the following characteristics: Hadjikeuy opium occurs in pieces of about 2 1b-12 lb; it has an unusually pale-coloured paste of soft consistence, and is very rich in morphia.
By mixing assayed samples he is able to produce an opium containing uniformly 10% of morphia.
Angora opium is met with in small smooth pieces, has generally a pale paste and is rich in morphia.
This is in some measure due to the fact that Indian opium contains less morphia.
Although the cultivation of opium in Persia was probably carried on at an earlier date than in India, Persian opium was almost unknown in England until about the year 1870, except in the form of the inferior quality known as " Trebizond," which usually contains only 0.2 to 3% of morphia.