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iodophor

[ ahy-oh-duh-fawr, -fohr ]
/ aɪˈoʊ dəˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr /
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noun Pharmacology.
a complex of iodine and a surfactant that releases free iodine in solution, used as an antiseptic and disinfectant.
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Origin of iodophor

1950–55; iodo- + -phor, variant spelling of -phore
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