povidone-iodine

[poh-vi-dohn-ahy-uh-dahyn, -din]

noun Pharmacology.

a complex of iodine and polyvinylpyrrolidone that has broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity: used as an antiseptic.

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Origin of povidone-iodine


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