phenacaine

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noun phe·na·caine \ˈfē-nə-ˌkān, ˈfe-\

Definition of phenacaine

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

Origin and Etymology of phenacaine

probably from phenetidine + acet- + -caine


First Known Use: 1907


Medical Dictionary

phenacaine

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noun phe·na·caine \ˈfē-nə-ˌkān, ˈfen-ə-\

Medical Definition of phenacaine

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


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