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benzocaine

[ben-zoh-keyn] /ˈbɛn zoʊˌkeɪn/
noun, Pharmacology.
1.
ethyl aminobenzoate; a white, crystalline powder, C 9 H 11 NO 2 , used as a local anesthetic, usually in ointment form.
Origin of benzocaine
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; benzo- + (co)caine
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benzocaine

/ˈbɛnzəʊˌkeɪn/
noun
1.
a white crystalline ester used as a local anaesthetic; ethyl para-aminobenzoate. Formula: C9H11NO2
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benzocaine in Medicine

benzocaine ben·zo·caine (běn'zə-kān')
n.
The white, odorless, tasteless crystalline ester of para-aminobenzoate, used as a local anesthetic.

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