procaine

noun

pro·​caine ˈprō-ˌkān How to pronounce procaine (audio)
: a basic ester C13H20N2O2 of para-aminobenzoic acid
also : its crystalline hydrochloride used as a local anesthetic

Examples of procaine in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary pro- entry 2 + -caine

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of procaine was in 1918

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Cite this Entry

“Procaine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/procaine. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

procaine

noun
pro·​caine ˈprō-ˌkān How to pronounce procaine (audio)
: a drug that is used as a local anesthetic in dentistry and medicine

Medical Definition

procaine

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