procaine etymology

English word procaine comes from English pro-, English -caine

Detailed word origin of procaine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pro- English (eng) Agreeing with; supporting; favouring. Substituting for Earlier; prior. In front of. Rudimentary.
-caine English (eng) (organic chemistry, pharmacology) A synthetic alkaloid used as an anesthetic.
procaine English (eng) (pharmaceutical drug) A drug used as a local anaesthetic.

Words with the same origin as procaine

Descendants of pro-
prostate prostitute
Descendants of -caine
amethocaine amylocaine benzocaine lignocaine novocaine phenacaine pramocaine tetracaine xylocaine