tetracaine etymology

English word tetracaine comes from English tetra- (Four.), English -caine

Detailed word origin of tetracaine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tetra- English (eng) Four.
-caine English (eng) (organic chemistry, pharmacology) A synthetic alkaloid used as an anesthetic.
tetracaine English (eng) (medicine) A local anesthetic 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl 4-(butylamino)benzoate used in opthalmology.

Words with the same origin as tetracaine

Descendants of tetra-
carbon tetrachloride silver tribromide tellurium tetraiodide tetrabarbital tetrabasic tetraborate tetrachloride tetrachromacy tetrachromatic tetradelphous tetradelphy tetraene tetrafluoride tetranitro tetranucleosome tetraparalogous tetrapartite tetraphobia tetraquark tetrasialic tetrasilicide tetrasodium tetrastarch tetrasulfonated uranium tetraiodide
Descendants of -caine
amethocaine amylocaine benzocaine lignocaine novocaine phenacaine pramocaine procaine xylocaine