morphinism

noun mor·phin·ism \ ˈmȯr-ˌfē-ˌni-zəm , -fə- \

Definition of morphinism

: a disordered condition of health produced by habitual use of morphine

First Known Use of morphinism

1882

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morphinism

noun mor·phin·ism \ ˈmȯr-ˌfē-ˌniz-əm, -fə- \

medical Definition of morphinism

: a disordered condition of health produced by habitual use of morphine

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