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lignocaine

[ lig-nuh-keyn ]
/ ˈlɪg nəˌkeɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.

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Origin of lignocaine

1950–55; ligno- + (xylo)caine an earlier name (ligno- being the Latin version of xylo-); for -caine,see lidocaine
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British Dictionary definitions for lignocaine

lignocaine
/ (ˈlɪɡnəˌkeɪn) /

noun

another name for lidocaine

Word Origin for lignocaine

C20: from ligno- + caine, on the model of cocaine
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