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benzonatate

[ ben-zon-uh-teyt ]
/ bɛnˈzɒn əˌteɪt /
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noun Pharmacology.
a nonnarcotic substance, C30H53NO11, used as a cough suppressant.
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Origin of benzonatate

Perhaps benzo(ic acid) + (no)na(ethylene) + -t- (< ?) + -ate3
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Medical definitions for benzonatate

benzonatate
[ bĕn-zōnə-tāt′ ]

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