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eucaine meaning

Pronunciation:
  • or eucain /ū-kāˈin, -kāˈīn or -kānˈ/ (medicine)
      noun
      A safer substitute for cocaine as a local anaesthetic
      ORIGIN: Gr eu well, and cocaine

  • [Medicine]
    n : a piperidine derivative C15H21NO2 used esp. formerly as a local anesthetic in the form of its white crystalline hydrochloride

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