tetracaine hydrochloride

[ tĕtrə-kān′ ]

n.

A crystalline compound related to procaine and used as a local anesthetic.

Nearby words

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


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