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tetracaine

[te-truh-keyn] /ˈtɛ trəˌkeɪn/
noun, Pharmacology.
1.
a white, water-soluble, crystalline solid, C 15 H 24 N 2 O 2 , used chiefly as an anesthetic.
Origin of tetracaine
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; tetra- + (pro)caine
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