Procaine meaning

prō'kān'
A white crystalline powder, C13 H20 N2 O2 , used chiefly in its hydrochloride form as a local anesthetic in medicine and dentistry.
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A synthetic crystalline compound, C13H20N2O2HCl, used as a local anesthetic.
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A white crystalline powder, C13 H20 N2 O2 , used chiefly in its hydrochloride form as a local anesthetic in medicine and dentistry.
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(pharmacology) A drug used as a local anaesthetic.
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Origin of procaine

  • pro– (co)caine (because it is the precursor of cocaine)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • pro- +"Ž -caine
    From Wiktionary