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morpholine

[mawr-fuh-leen, -lin] /ˈmɔr fəˌlin, -lɪn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, hygroscopic liquid, C 4 H 9 NO, used chiefly as a solvent for dyes, resins, and waxes.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; morph- + -ol2 + -ine2
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  • These substances include ethyl acetate, petroleum derived paraffin, synthetic fungicides such as morpholine.
  • Fruit coatings containing ammonia instead of morpholine.

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