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benzocaine

[ ben-zoh-keyn ]
/ ˈbɛn zoʊˌkeɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.

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

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Origin of benzocaine

First recorded in 1920–25; benzo- + (co)caine
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British Dictionary definitions for benzocaine

benzocaine
/ (ˈbɛnzəʊˌkeɪn) /

noun

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

benzocaine
[ bĕnzə-kān′ ]

n.

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