2-phenoxyethanol

[ -fĭ-nŏk′sē-ĕthə-nôl′, -nōl′ ]

n.

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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