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procaine

[ proh-keyn, proh-keyn ]
/ proʊˈkeɪn, ˈproʊ keɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.
a compound, C13H20N2O2, used chiefly as a local and spinal anesthetic.
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Origin of procaine

First recorded in 1915–20; pro-1 + (co)caine
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British Dictionary definitions for procaine

procaine
/ (ˈprəʊkeɪn, prəʊˈkeɪn) /

noun
a colourless or white crystalline water-soluble substance used, as the hydrochloride, as a local anaesthetic; 2-diethylaminoethyl-4-amino benzoate. Formula: NH 2 C 6 H 4 COOC 2 H 4 N(C 2 H 5) 2See also Novocaine

Word Origin for procaine

C20: from pro- 1 + (co) caine
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