- a brand of procaine.
n.also novocaine, 1905, originally a trademark name for procaine (by Lucius & Brüning, Hoechst am Main, Germany), from comb. form of Latin novus “new” (see new) + -caine, abstracted from cocaine. As a local anaesthetic, it began as a substitute for cocaine.
- A trademark for the drug procaine hydrochloride.
A substance used as a local anesthetic in medicine and dentistry. Novocain is a trademark.