Meaning of amethocaine in English:

amethocaine

(also amethocain)

Pronunciation /əˈmɛθə(ʊ)keɪn/

noun

Pharmacology
  • A local anaesthetic chiefly used for surface application, especially in ophthalmology.

    Chemical name: p-butylaminobenzoyl-2-dimethylaminoethanol hydrochloride; C₁₅H₂₄N₂O₂·HCl. More fully "amethocaine hydrochloride".

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. Probably from a- (in amino-) + meth- + -caine, elements of the systematic name, with insertion of -o-.