— morphinic /mawr fin"ik/ , adj.
/mawr"feen/ , n. Pharm.
a white, bitter, crystalline alkaloid, C 17 H 19 NO 3 ·H 2 O, 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, morphia /mawr"fee euh/ .
[ 1820-30; Morphin. See MORPHEUS, -INE 2 ]