eucaine

noun
eu·caine | \yü-ˈkān, ˈyü-ˌkān \

Medical Definition of eucaine 

: a piperidine derivative C15H21NO2 used especially formerly as a local anesthetic in the form of its white crystalline hydrochloride

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