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eucaine

[yoo-keyn, yoo-keyn] /yuˈkeɪn, ˈyu keɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a white, crystalline solid, C 15 H 21 NO 2 , formerly a local anesthetic, used in veterinary medicine as a substitute for cocaine.
Also called benzamine.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; eu- + -caine (as in cocaine)
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eucaine

/juːˈkeɪn/
noun
1.
a crystalline optically active substance formerly used as a local anaesthetic. Formula: C15H21NO2
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