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polyvinylpyrrolidone

[pol-ee-vahyn-l-pi-roh-li-dohn, -rol-i-] /ˌpɒl iˌvaɪn l pɪˈroʊ lɪˌdoʊn, -ˈrɒl ɪ-/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
a white, amorphous, water-soluble powder, (C 6 H 9 NO) n , used chiefly as a vehicle in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.
Also called PVP.
Origin of polyvinylpyrrolidone
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; polyvinyl + pyrrole + -id3 + -one
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