Definition of lignocaine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lignocaine

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈlɪɡnəkeɪn//
 
, also BrE//ˈlɪɡnəʊkeɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪɡnəkeɪn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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= lidocaine Word Origin 1950s: from ligno- (Latin equivalent of xylo-, used in the earlier name xylocaine and reflecting chemical similarity to xylene) + -caine (from cocaine).

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