Dakin's solution

/ (ˈdeɪkɪnz) /

noun

a dilute solution containing sodium hypochlorite and boric acid, used as an antiseptic in the treatment of wounds

Nearby words

  1. dedolomitize,
  2. deduce,
  3. deduct,
  4. deductible,
  5. deductible clause,
  6. deduction theorem,
  7. deductive,
  8. deductively,
  9. deduplicate,
  10. dedéagach

Word Origin for Dakin's solution

C20: named after Henry D. Dakin (1880–1952), English chemist

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Medicine definitions for dakin's solution

Dakin's solution

[ dākĭnz ]

n.

Buffered sodium hypochlorite solution, used as a bactericidal irrigant of open wounds.

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