novocaine

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noun no·vo·caine \ˈnō-və-ˌkān\

Definition of novocaine

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

Origin and Etymology of novocaine

International Scientific Vocabulary novo- (from Latin novus new) + cocaine


First Known Use: 1905


NOVOCAINE Defined for English Language Learners

novocaine

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noun no·vo·caine \ˈnō-və-ˌkān\

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

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noun no·vo·caine \-ˌkān\

Medical Definition of novocaine

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

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