nonoxynol-9

[ no-nok-suh-nawl-nahyn, -nol- ]
/ nɒˈnɒk səˌnɔlˈnaɪn, -ˌnɒl- /

noun Pharmacology.

the active ingredient of spermicides.

Nearby words

  1. nonoccurrence,
  2. nonofficial,
  3. nonoperational,
  4. nonorthodox,
  5. nonosteogenic fibroma,
  6. nonparametric,
  7. nonparametric statistics,
  8. nonpareil,
  9. nonparous,
  10. nonparticipant

Origin of nonoxynol-9

by rearrangement of parts of its chemical name

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Medicine definitions for nonoxynol-9

nonoxynol-9

[ nŏn-ŏksə-nôl′-, -nōl′- ]

n.

A spermicide that is widely used in contraceptive creams, foams, and lubricants.

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