variants or less commonly anestile
plural -s
: a mixture of ethyl and methyl chlorides used for the production of local anesthesia by spraying

Word History


New Latin anesthesia + English -yl or -ile

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anesthyl was in 1893

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“Anesthyl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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