n.1.(Pharm.) A substance, C14H22O2NCl, the hydrochloride of an amino compound containing benzol, used, in solution with strychnine, as a local anæsthetic, esp. by injection into the sheath of the spinal cord, producing anæsthesia below the point of introduction. Called also amylocaine hydrochloride. Chemically it is the hydrochloride of the benzoyl ester of 1-(dimethylaminomethyl)-1-methyl propanol.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.