Definition of morpholine in English:


Line breaks: mor¦pho|line
Pronunciation: /ˈmɔːfəliːn


[mass noun] Chemistry
A synthetic compound used as a solvent for resins and dyes and (in the form of salts) as an ingredient of emulsifying soaps used in floor polishes.
More example sentences
  • Morpholine is used in some countries in cosmetic preparations, particularly mascara eye makeup.
  • Morpholine is a colorless oily liquid with strong moisture absorption and strong basicity.


late 19th century: from morphine, with the insertion of the syllable -ol- (see -ol).

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