/byooh piv"euh kayn'/, n. Pharm.
a white, crystalline powder, C18H28N2O, used as a local anesthetic.
[perh. BU(TYL) + pi(pecoloxylidide) its chemical components + -vacaine, irreg. for (NO)VOCAINE; see PROCAINE]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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