morpholine

[ mawr-fuh-leen, -lin ]
/ ˈmɔr fəˌlin, -lɪn /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless, hygroscopic liquid, C4H9NO, used chiefly as a solvent for dyes, resins, and waxes.

Nearby words

  1. morphodite,
  2. morphogenesis,
  3. morphogenetic,
  4. morphogenetic movement,
  5. morphol.,
  6. morpholino,
  7. morphologic,
  8. morphologic construction,
  9. morphology,
  10. morphometrics

Origin of morpholine

First recorded in 1885–90; morph- + -ol2 + -ine2

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