phenacaine

[ fee-nuh-keyn, fen-uh- ]
/ ˈfi nəˌkeɪn, ˈfɛn ə- /

noun Pharmacology.

a compound, C18H22N2O2, usually used in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic for the eye.

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Origin of phenacaine

First recorded in 1905–10; phen- + a(cet-) + (co)caine
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British Dictionary definitions for phenacaine

phenacaine
/ (ˈfiːnəˌkeɪn, ˈfɛn-) /

noun

a crystalline basic compound that is the hydrochloride of holocaine: used as a local anaesthetic in ophthalmic medicine. Formula: C 18 H 22 N 2 O 2 HCl

Word Origin for phenacaine

C20: from pheno- + aceto- + cocaine
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Medical definitions for phenacaine

phenacaine
[ fēnə-kān′, fĕnə- ]

n.

A white crystalline compound used in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic in ophthalmology.
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