Definition of phenacaine in English:

phenacaine

noun

(also phenocain)
rare Pharmacology
  • A local anaesthetic, used especially for the eye.

    Chemical name: N,N′-bis-(p-ethoxyphenyl)acetamidine, C₁₈H₂₂N₂O₂.

Pronunciation

phenacaine

/ˈfiːnəkeɪn/ /ˈfɛnəkeɪn/

Origin

Early 20th century. From pheno- + -a-, connective element + -caine.