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mor•phine



Pronunciation: (môr'fēn), [key]
n. Pharm.
a white, bitter, crystalline alkaloid, C17H19NO3·H2O, the most important narcotic and addictive principle of opium, obtained by extraction and crystallization and used chiefly in medicine as a pain reliever and sedative. Also,mor•phi•aPronunciation: (môr'fē-u). [key]

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