[ ben-zon-uh-teyt ]
/ bɛnˈzɒn əˌteɪt /

noun Pharmacology.

a nonnarcotic substance, C30H53NO11, used as a cough suppressant.

Origin of benzonatate

perhaps benzo(ic acid) + (no)na(ethylene) + -t- (< ?) + -ate3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for benzonatate

[ bĕn-zōnə-tāt′ ]


A colorless to faintly yellow oil that is soluble in most organic solvents and is used as an antitussive drug.
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