novocaine

noun no·vo·caine \ ˈnō-və-ˌkān \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of novocaine

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

Origin and Etymology of novocaine

borrowed from German Novocain, originally a trade name, from Latin novus 1new + German -o- -o- + -cain (in Cocain cocaine)


NOVOCAINE Defined for English Language Learners

novocaine

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Definition of novocaine for English Language Learners

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


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novocaine

noun no·vo·caine \ -ˌkān \

medical Definition of novocaine

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

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