tetracaine

[ te-truh-keyn ]
/ ˈtɛ trəˌkeɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a white, water-soluble, crystalline solid, C15H24N2O2, used chiefly as an anesthetic.

Nearby words

  1. tetra-,
  2. tetrabasic,
  3. tetrabrach,
  4. tetrabranchiate,
  5. tetrabromofluorescein,
  6. tetracaine hydrochloride,
  7. tetracene,
  8. tetrachloride,
  9. tetrachloroethane,
  10. tetrachloroethylene

Origin of tetracaine

First recorded in 1930–35; tetra- + (pro)caine

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