[ yoo-keyn, yoo-keyn ]
/ yuˈkeɪn, ˈyu keɪn /
a white, crystalline solid, C15H21NO2, formerly a local anesthetic, used in veterinary medicine as a substitute for cocaine.
Also called benzamine.
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Examples from the Web for eucaine
Eucaine and stovaine have been used, but are not nearly so satisfactory.
Eucaine is much less toxic than cocaine, and novocaine is said to be still safer.
Of later developments, eucaine and novocaine are best known.
British Dictionary definitions for eucaine
/ (juːˈkeɪn) /
a crystalline optically active substance formerly used as a local anaesthetic. Formula: C 15 H 21 NO 2
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