polyvinylpyrrolidone

[pol-ee-vahyn-l-pi-roh-li-dohn, -rol-i-]

noun Chemistry.

a white, amorphous, water-soluble powder, (C6H9NO) n, used chiefly as a vehicle in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.

Nearby words

  1. polyvinyl chloride,
  2. polyvinyl formal,
  3. polyvinyl resin,
  4. polyvinylidene,
  5. polyvinylidene chloride,
  6. polyvoltine,
  7. polywater,
  8. polyxena,
  9. polyzoa,
  10. polyzoan

Origin of polyvinylpyrrolidone

First recorded in 1940–45; polyvinyl + pyrrole + -id3 + -one

Also called PVP

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