anesthyl

noun
anes·​thyl | \ -thə̇l \
variants: or less commonly anestile \ -​tᵊl , -​ˌtīl \
plural -s

Definition of anesthyl

: a mixture of ethyl and methyl chlorides used for the production of local anesthesia by spraying

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First Known Use of anesthyl

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anesthyl

New Latin anesthesia + English -yl or -ile

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“Anesthyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anesthyl. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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