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

Origin and Etymology of tetracaine

tetra- + -caine


Medical Dictionary

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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