from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A synthetic amide, C14H22N2O, used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic and antiarrhythmic agent.
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- n. A local anesthetic that is also used as a antiarrhythmic drug.
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- n. a local anesthetic (trade names Lidocaine and Xylocaine) used topically on the skin and mucous membranes
(acetani)lid(e) + -caine.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)