Definition of mepivacaine in US English:

mepivacaine

noun

Pharmacology
  • A local anaesthetic derived from piperidine and similar in structure and action to lignocaine, usually given by injection as the hydrochloride; (1-methyl-2-piperidyl)formo-2′,6′-xylidide, C₁₅H₂₂N₂O.

Origin

1960s. From me- + pi- + -va- + -caine.