phenacaine

noun
phe·na·caine | \ ˈfē-nə-ˌkān , ˈfe- \

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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phenacaine

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

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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