novocaine

noun
no·​vo·​caine | \ ˈnō-və-ˌkān How to pronounce novocaine (audio) \

Definition of novocaine

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

First Known Use of novocaine

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for novocaine

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

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The first known use of novocaine was in 1905

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“Novocaine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/novocaine. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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novocaine

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English Language Learners Definition of novocaine

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

novocaine

noun
no·​vo·​caine | \ -ˌkān How to pronounce novocaine (audio) \

Medical Definition of novocaine

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

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