lignocaine etymology

English word lignocaine comes from English -caine, English ligno- (Wood.)

Detailed word origin of lignocaine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-caine English (eng) (organic chemistry, pharmacology) A synthetic alkaloid used as an anesthetic.
ligno- English (eng) Wood.
lignocaine English (eng) (medicine) Lidocaine.

Words with the same origin as lignocaine

Descendants of -caine
amethocaine amylocaine benzocaine novocaine phenacaine pramocaine procaine tetracaine xylocaine
Descendants of ligno-
lignocellulolytic lignocellulose lignocellulosic lignophagia lignosulfonate lignotuber