Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A white crystalline compound, C18H22N2O2, used in the form of its hydrochloride as a local anesthetic in ophthalmology.

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  • n. A local anesthetic, the only anesthetic other than cocaine that is approved for ophthalmic use.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

phen(o)- + a(ceto-) + -caine.

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