benzocaine etymology

English word benzocaine comes from English benzo-, English -caine

Detailed word origin of benzocaine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
benzo- English (eng) (organic chemistry) containing benzene, especially containing a fused benzene ring.
-caine English (eng) (organic chemistry, pharmacology) A synthetic alkaloid used as an anesthetic.
benzocaine English (eng) (pharmaceutical drug) A local anesthetic commonly used as a topical pain reliever.

Words with the same origin as benzocaine

Descendants of benzo-
benzoannulated benzocyclic benzol benzonitrile benzoquinoline benzothiadiazole benzoxadiazine benzoxathiole benzoxazinoid binospirone
Descendants of -caine
amethocaine amylocaine lignocaine novocaine phenacaine pramocaine procaine tetracaine xylocaine