American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A crystalline substance, C15H21NO2, used as a local anesthetic, substituting for cocaine, in veterinary medicine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colorless crystalline compound, prepared from acetonamine. It is used by oculists as an anesthetic in place of cocaïne. Also called
“Beta-eucaine, 2 per cent. in adrenalin, 1 per mille solution.”
“Chap. 308. der or catarrh cure, or any patent or proprietary prepara - tion containing cocaine, or any of its salts, or alpha or beta eucaine, or any of their salts, or any synthetic sub - stitute for the aforesaid.”
“Alewives, in Weweantit river, election of committees to regulate the taking of taking of, regulated by Rochester, Wareham and Carver Alpha or beta eucaine, sale and distribution of search warrants under the law relating to.”
“Section one of chapter three hundred and seventy-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, as amended by section one of chapter two hundred and eighty-three of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word "substances", in the seventh line, the words: — or cocaine, alpha or beta eucaine, or any synthetic substitute for them, or any preparation containing the same, or any salts or compounds thereof, — by inserting after the word”
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