benzethonium chloride

[ ben-zuh-thoh-nee-uh m ]
/ ˌbɛn zəˈθoʊ ni əm /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless, water-soluble, crystalline solid, ammonium chloride derivative, (C27H42O2N)Cl⋅H2O, used chiefly as an antiseptic.

Origin of benzethonium chloride Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for benzethonium chloride

benzethonium chloride

[ bĕn′zə-thōnē-əm ]


A synthetic quaternary ammonium compound used as a germicide and bacteriostat.
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