benzocaine /ˈbɛnzə(ʊ)keɪn/

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I. noun [ mass noun]

1.
[Medicine] a synthetic crystalline compound which is used as a local anaesthetic.

●Alternative name: ethyl para-aminobenzoate; chem. formula NH2C6H4COOC2H5.
– origin 1920s: from benzoic acid + -caine (from cocaine).

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