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hexachlorophene

[ hek-suh-klawr-uh-feen, -klohr- ]
/ ˌhɛk səˈklɔr əˌfin, -ˈkloʊr- /
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noun

a white, crystalline powder, C13Cl6H6O2, insoluble in water: used as an antibacterial agent chiefly in toothpastes and soaps.

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Origin of hexachlorophene

1945–50; hexa- + chloro-2 + -phene, word-final variant of phen-
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British Dictionary definitions for hexachlorophene

hexachlorophene
/ (ˌhɛksəˈklɔːrəfiːn) /

noun

an insoluble almost odourless white bactericidal substance used in antiseptic soaps, deodorants, etc. Formula: (C 6 HCl 3 OH) 2 CH 2
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for hexachlorophene

hexachlorophene
[ hĕk′sə-klôrə-fēn′ ]

n.

An almost odorless white powder that is used as a disinfectant and as an antibacterial agent in soaps.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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