Definition of morphinan in English:

morphinan

noun

(also morphinane)
Pharmacology
  • An oily liquid imine, C₁₆ H₂₁ N, whose tetracyclic structure is the basis of that of morphine and related alkaloids.

Pronunciation

morphinan

/ˈmɔːfɪnan/ /ˈmɔːfɪnən/

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From German Morphinan from Morphin + -an.