[ ben-zoh-keyn ]
/ ˈbɛn zoʊˌkeɪn /
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ethyl aminobenzoate; a white, crystalline powder, C9H11NO2, used as a local anesthetic, usually in ointment form.
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Example sentences from the Web for benzocaine
As the term anesthesin had become a common name for the drug, the Council recognized this as a synonym for benzocaine.
British Dictionary definitions for benzocaine
/ (ˈbɛnzəʊˌkeɪn) /
a white crystalline ester used as a local anaesthetic; ethyl para -aminobenzoate. Formula: C 9 H 11 NO 2
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Medical definitions for benzocaine
[ bĕn′zə-kān′ ]
The white, odorless, tasteless crystalline ester of para-aminobenzoate, used as a local anesthetic.
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