procaine

[proh-keyn, proh-keyn]

noun Pharmacology.

a compound, C13H20N2O2, used chiefly as a local and spinal anesthetic.

Nearby words

  1. proboscidean,
  2. proboscis,
  3. proboscis monkey,
  4. probusiness,
  5. proc.,
  6. procaine amide,
  7. procambium,
  8. procapitalist,
  9. procapsid,
  10. procarbazine

Origin of procaine

First recorded in 1915–20; pro-1 + (co)caine

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British Dictionary definitions for procaine

procaine

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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Word Origin and History for procaine

procaine

n.

1918, from pro- + cocaine.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for procaine

procaine

[prōkān′]

n.

A white crystalline powder used in its hydrochloride form as a local anesthetic.

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