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polyvinylpyrrolidone

[ pol-ee-vahyn-l-pi-roh-li-dohn, -rol-i- ]
/ ˌpɒl iˌvaɪn l pɪˈroʊ lɪˌdoʊn, -ˈrɒl ɪ- /
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noun Chemistry.

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

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Also called PVP

Origin of polyvinylpyrrolidone

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