[proh-keyn, proh-keyn]
noun Pharmacology.
a compound, C 1 3 H 2 0 N 2 O 2 , used chiefly as a local and spinal anesthetic.

1915–20; pro-1 + (co)caine Unabridged
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procaine (ˈprəʊkeɪn, prəʊˈkeɪn)
See also Novocaine a colourless or white crystalline water-soluble substance used, as the hydrochloride, as a local anaesthetic; 2-diethylaminoethyl-4-amino benzoate. Formula: NH2C6H4COOC2H4N(C2H5)2
[C20: from pro-1 + (co)caine]

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procaine pro·caine (prō'kān')
A white crystalline powder used in its hydrochloride form as a local anesthetic.

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