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iodophor

[ahy-oh-duh-fawr, -fohr] /aɪˈoʊ dəˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr/
noun, Pharmacology.
1.
a complex of iodine and a surfactant that releases free iodine in solution, used as an antiseptic and disinfectant.
Origin of iodophor
1950-1955
1950-55; iodo- + -phor, variant spelling of -phore
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