noun Pharmacology.

ethyl aminobenzoate; a white, crystalline powder, C9H11NO2, used as a local anesthetic, usually in ointment form.

Origin of benzocaine

First recorded in 1920–25; benzo- + (co)caine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a white crystalline ester used as a local anaesthetic; ethyl para -aminobenzoate. Formula: C 9 H 11 NO 2
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benzocaine in Medicine




The white, odorless, tasteless crystalline ester of para-aminobenzoate, used as a local anesthetic.
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