Definition of diacetylmorphine in English:

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diacetylmorphine

Pronunciation: /ˌdīəˌsēdlˈmôrfēn/

noun

Technical term for heroin.
Example sentences
  • After cooling to room temperature, sodium carbonate is added to affect neutralization and to precipitate the crude diacetylmorphine (heroin).
  • Evaluation of the contents of a glassine envelope found at the scene revealed diacetylmorphine (heroin).
  • The presence of these 2 ions on a bank note would confirm the presence of diacetylmorphine, the major active component of heroin.

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Syllabification: di·a·ce·tyl·mor·phine

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