benzonatate

benzonatate

[ben-zon-uh-teyt]
noun Pharmacology.
a nonnarcotic substance, C 30 H 53 NO 11 , used as a cough suppressant.

Origin:
perhaps benzo(ic acid) + (no)na(ethylene) + -t- (< ?) + -ate3

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benzonatate ben·zo·na·tate (běn-zō'nə-tāt')
n.
A colorless to faintly yellow oil that is soluble in most organic solvents and is used as an antitussive drug.

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