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Novocain

[noh-vuh-keyn] /ˈnoʊ vəˌkeɪn/
Pharmacology, Trademark.
1.
a brand of procaine.
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novocain

n.

also novocaine, 1905, originally a trademark name for procaine (by Lucius & Brüning, Hoechst am Main, Germany), from comb. form of Latin novus "new" (see new) + -caine, abstracted from cocaine. As a local anaesthetic, it began as a substitute for cocaine.

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Novocain in Medicine

Novocain No·vo·cain (nō'və-kān')

A trademark used for an anesthetic preparation of procaine.

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Novocain in Culture
Novocain [(noh-vuh-kayn)]

A substance used as a local anesthetic in medicine and dentistry. Novocain is a trademark.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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