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benzethonium chloride

[ben-zuh-thoh-nee-uh m]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless, water-soluble, crystalline solid, ammonium chloride derivative, (C27H42O2N)Cl⋅H2O, used chiefly as an antiseptic.
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Origin of benzethonium chloride

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benzethonium chloride in Medicine

benzethonium chloride

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