tetracaine

noun
tet·ra·caine | \ˈte-trə-ˌkān \

Definition of tetracaine 

: a crystalline basic ester C15H24N2O2 that is closely related chemically to procaine and is used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic

First Known Use of tetracaine

circa 1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tetracaine

tetra- + -caine

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tetracaine

noun
tet·ra·caine | \ˈte-trə-ˌkān \

Medical Definition of tetracaine 

: a crystalline basic ester that is closely related chemically to procaine and is used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride C15H24N2O2·HCl as a local anesthetic

called also amethocaine, pantocaine

— see pontocaine

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