[ te-truh-keyn ]
/ ˈtɛ trəˌkeɪn /
a white, water-soluble, crystalline solid, C15H24N2O2, used chiefly as an anesthetic.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby tetracaine
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