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2-phenoxyethanol

(-fĭ-nŏk′sē-ĕthə-nôl′, -nōl′)
n.
  1. An antibacterial agent effective against gram-negative bacteria that are resistant to other antiseptics and used as a topical treatment for wound infections.
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