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bupivacaine

[ byoo-piv-uh-keyn ]
/ byuˈpɪv əˌkeɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.
a white, crystalline powder, C18H28N2O, used as a local anesthetic.
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Origin of bupivacaine

Perhaps bu(tyl) + pi(pecoloxylidide) its chemical components + -vacaine, irregular for (No)vocain; see procaine
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British Dictionary definitions for bupivacaine

bupivacaine
/ (bjuːˈpɪvəkeɪn) /

noun
a local anaesthetic of long duration, used for nerve blocks

Word Origin for bupivacaine

C20: perhaps from bu (tyl) + pi (pecoloxylidide), the drug's chemical components + -vacaine, from (No) vocaine
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