- an organic, crystalline substance, CHNO, derived from coal tar
- its hydrochloride, a local anesthetic, esp. for the eyes
Origin of phenacainephen(etidyl)a(cetphenetidine) + (co)caine
A white crystalline compound, C18H22N2O2, used in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic in ophthalmology.
Origin of phenacainephen(o)- a(ceto-) -caine
phena- +"Ž -caine