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novocaine

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noun no·vo·caine \-ˌkān\

Simple Definition of novocaine

  • medicine : a drug that causes part of your body to feel no pain and that is used especially by dentists

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of novocaine

  1. :  procaine in the form of its hydrochloride; broadly :  a local anesthetic

Origin and Etymology of novocaine

International Scientific Vocabulary novo- (from Latin novus new) + cocaine


First Known Use: 1906


Medical Dictionary

novocaine

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noun no·vo·caine \-ˌkān\

Medical Definition of novocaine

  1. :  procaine in the form of its hydrochloride; broadly :  a local anesthetic




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