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Noun: tetracaine  'te-tru,keyn
  1. A crystalline compound used in the form of a hydrochloride as a local anaesthetic

Derived forms: tetracaines

Type of: local, local anaesthetic [Brit, Cdn], local anesthetic [N. Amer], topical anaesthetic, topical anesthetic

Encyclopedia: Tetracaine