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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The methyl ester of p-amino-m-hydroxybenzoic acid, C6H3(NH2)(OH)CO2H. It is a white crystalline powder which forms soluble salts with acids: used as a local anesthetic in the treatment of ulcers and other painful skin-diseases.

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  • noun dated A former anaesthetic.

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