iodophor

[ahy-oh-duh-fawr, -fohr]

noun Pharmacology.

a complex of iodine and a surfactant that releases free iodine in solution, used as an antiseptic and disinfectant.

Origin of iodophor

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