Definition of morphium in English:

morphium

noun

Chemistry
historical
  • Morphine.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Annals of Philosophy. From German Morphium from morph- (in French morphine) + -ium, perhaps after opium, though Sertürner refers in a later paper to a deliberate analogy with the names of metals and with Ammonium.

Pronunciation

morphium

/ˈmɔːfɪəm/