a synthetic crystalline compound, CHNOHCl, used as a local anesthetic
in full procaine hydrochloride
Origin of procainepro- + (co)caine
A white crystalline powder, C13H20N2O2, used chiefly in its hydrochloride form as a local anesthetic in medicine and dentistry.
Origin of procainepro- 2 (co)caine ( because it is the precursor of cocaine )