Definition of diacetylmorphine in English:

diacetylmorphine

noun

  • technical term for heroin
    • ‘Evaluation of the contents of a glassine envelope found at the scene revealed diacetylmorphine (heroin).’
    • ‘The presence of these 2 ions on a bank note would confirm the presence of diacetylmorphine, the major active component of heroin.’
    • ‘In 1897, Felix Hoffmann, creator of aspirin, created diacetylmorphine.’
    • ‘After cooling to room temperature, sodium carbonate is added to affect neutralization and to precipitate the crude diacetylmorphine (heroin).’

Pronunciation

diacetylmorphine

/ˌdīəˌsēdlˈmôrfēn/