a compound, C18H22N2O2, usually used in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic for the eye.
Origin of phenacaine
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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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A white crystalline compound used in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic in ophthalmology.
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