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[fee-nuh-keyn, fen-uh-] /ˈfi nəˌkeɪn, ˈfɛn ə-/
noun, Pharmacology.
a compound, C 1 8 H 2 2 N 2 O 2 , usually used in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic for the eye.
Origin of phenacaine
First recorded in 1905-10; phen- + a(cet-) + (co)caine Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for phenacaine


/ˈfiːnəˌkeɪn; ˈfɛn-/
a crystalline basic compound that is the hydrochloride of holocaine: used as a local anaesthetic in ophthalmic medicine. Formula: C18H22N2O2HCl
Word Origin
C20: from pheno- + aceto- + cocaine
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phenacaine in Medicine

phenacaine phe·na·caine (fē'nə-kān', fěn'ə-)
A white crystalline compound used in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic in ophthalmology.

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