phenacaine

noun
phe·​na·​caine | \ ˈfē-nə-ˌkān How to pronounce phenacaine (audio) , ˈfe- How to pronounce phenacaine (audio) \

Definition of phenacaine

: a crystalline base C18H22N2O2 or its hydrochloride used as a local anesthetic

First Known Use of phenacaine

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phenacaine

probably from phenetidine + acet- + -caine

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The first known use of phenacaine was in 1907

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“Phenacaine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenacaine. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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phenacaine

noun
phe·​na·​caine | \ ˈfē-nə-ˌkān How to pronounce phenacaine (audio) , ˈfen-ə- How to pronounce phenacaine (audio) \

Medical Definition of phenacaine

: a crystalline base that has been used as a local anesthetic in the form of its hydrochloride C18H22N2O2·HCl

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