procaine

noun
pro·​caine | \ ˈprō-ˌkān How to pronounce procaine (audio) \

Definition of procaine

: a basic ester C13H20N2O2 of para-aminobenzoic acid also : its crystalline hydrochloride used as a local anesthetic

First Known Use of procaine

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for procaine

International Scientific Vocabulary pro- entry 2 + -caine

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“Procaine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/procaine. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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procaine

noun
pro·​caine | \ ˈprō-ˌkān How to pronounce procaine (audio) \

Medical Definition of procaine

: a basic ester C13H20N2O2 of para-aminobenzoic acid used in the form of its hydrochloride C13H20N2O2·HCl as a local anesthetic — see novocain, novocaine

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