Definition of alypin in English:

alypin

(also alypine)

noun

Pharmacology
historical
  • A synthetic compound chemically similar to stovaine, (formerly) used as a local and spinal anaesthetic. [Chemical name: 1-dimethylamino-2-(dimethyl-aminoethyl)-2-butanol benzoate hydrochloride; C16H26O2N2HCl. Formerly a trademark in the United States and United Kingdom.]

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From German Alypin from ancient Greek ἄλυπος painless + German -in.

Pronunciation

alypin

/əˈlʌɪpɪn//ˈalɪpɪn/