amydricaine

noun

amyd·​ri·​caine
əˈmidrəˌkān
plural -s
: a local anesthetic C16H26N2O2 that is usually administered in the form of its bitter crystalline hydrochloride and that unlike cocaine is not mydriatic

Word History

Etymology

a- entry 2 + mydriatic + -caine (as in cocaine)

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amydricaine was in 1907

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“Amydricaine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amydricaine. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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