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benzocaine

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noun ben·zo·caine \ˈben-zə-ˌkān\

Definition of benzocaine

  1. :  a white crystalline ester C9H11NO2 used as a local anesthetic



Origin and Etymology of benzocaine

International Scientific Vocabulary benz- + -caine


First Known Use: 1922


Medical Dictionary

benzocaine

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noun ben·zo·caine \ˈben-zə-ˌkān\

Medical Definition of benzocaine

  1. :  a white crystalline ester C9H11NO2 used as a local anesthetic—called also ethyl aminobenzoate




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