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eucaine

[ yoo-keyn, yoo-keyn ]
/ yuˈkeɪn, ˈyu keɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.

a white, crystalline solid, C15H21NO2, formerly a local anesthetic, used in veterinary medicine as a substitute for cocaine.

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Also called benzamine.

Origin of eucaine

1895–1900; eu- + -caine (as in cocaine)
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British Dictionary definitions for eucaine

eucaine
/ (juːˈkeɪn) /

noun

a crystalline optically active substance formerly used as a local anaesthetic. Formula: C 15 H 21 NO 2
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