A derivative of cocaine used as a local anesthetic in veterinary medicine.

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  • eucaine — [yo͞o′kān΄, yo͞o kān′] n. [ EU + (CO)CAINE] either of two cocainelike synthetic alkaloids, alpha eucaine, C19H27NO4, or beta eucaine, C15H21NO2, made from piperidine: the hydrochloride of beta eucaine is used as a local anesthetic for animals and …   English World dictionary

  • eucaine — /ˈjukeɪn/ (say yoohkayn) noun 1. a piperidine derivative formerly used as a local anaesthetic as a substitute for cocaine, C19H27NO4 (alpha eucaine). 2. a similar but less used compound, C15H21NO2 (beta eucaine); benzamine. {eu + (co)caine} …   Australian English dictionary

  • eucaine — yüˈkān, ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary eu + caine; originally formed as German eucain (now eukain) : a local anesthetic C15N21NO2 derived from piperidine and usually administered as the white crystalline… …   Useful english dictionary

  • eucaine — /yooh kayn , yooh kayn/, n. Pharm. a white, crystalline solid, C15H21NO2, formerly a local anesthetic, used in veterinary medicine as a substitute for cocaine. Also called benzamine. [1895 1900; EU + caine (as in COCAINE)] * * * …   Universalium

  • eucaine — A local anesthetic. * * * eu·caine yü kān, yü .kān n a piperidine derivative C15H21NO2 used esp. formerly as a local anesthetic in the form of its white crystalline hydrochloride …   Medical dictionary

  • eucaine — n. substance formerly used as a local anesthetic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eucaine — eu·caine …   English syllables

  • eucaine —   n. synthetic alkaloid used as local anaesthetic …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • alpha-eucaine — /ælfə ˈjukeɪn/ (say alfuh yoohkayn) noun → eucaine (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • beta-eucaine — /bitə ˈjukeɪn/ (say beetuh yoohkayn) noun → eucaine (def. 2). Also, betacaine /ˈbitəkeɪn/ (say beetuhkayn) …   Australian English dictionary

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