phenacaine
noun Etymology: probably from phenetidine + acet- + -caine Date: 1907 a crystalline base C18H22N2O2 or its hydrochloride used as a local anesthetic

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  • phenacaine — [fen′ə kān΄, fē′nəkān΄] n. [phen(etidyl)a(cetphenetidine) + (CO)CAINE] 1. an organic, crystalline substance, C18H22N2O2, derived from coal tar 2. its hydrochloride, a local anesthetic, esp. for the eyes …   English World dictionary

  • phenacaine — /fee neuh kayn , fen euh /, n. Pharm. a compound, C18H22N2O2, usually used in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic for the eye. [1905 10; PHEN + A(CET ) + (CO)CAINE] * * * …   Universalium

  • phenacaine — phe·na·caine fē nə .kān, fen ə n a crystalline base that has been used as a local anesthetic in the form of its hydrochloride C18H22N2O2·HCl …   Medical dictionary

  • phenacaine — n. chemical compound used as an anesthetic for the eyes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phenacaine — phena·caine …   English syllables

  • phenacaine — /ˈfinəkeɪn/ (say feenuhkayn), /ˈfɛnə / (say fenuh ) noun a local anaesthetic, C18H22N2O2HCl, resembling cocaine in its action, and used chiefly for the eye. {phen + a(cet) + (co)caine} …   Australian English dictionary

  • phenacaine — …   Useful english dictionary

  • phenacaine hydrochloride — A potent local surface anesthetic used in ophthalmology …   Medical dictionary

  • phenocain — variant of phenacaine * * * phenocain(e) obs. varr. phenacaine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Holocaine — /hol euh kayn , hoh leuh /, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of phenacaine. * * * …   Universalium

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