lignocaine

lignocaine

[lig-nuh-keyn]
noun Pharmacology.

Origin:
1950–55; ligno- + (xylo)caine an earlier name (ligno- being the Latin version of xylo-); for -caine, see lidocaine

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lignocaine (ˈlɪɡnəˌkeɪn)
 
n
another name for lidocaine
 
[C20: from ligno- + caine, on the model of cocaine]

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