chlorhexidine


chlor·hex·i·dine

noun \klr-ˈhek-sə-ˌdīn, -ˌdēn\

Definition of CHLORHEXIDINE

:  an antibacterial compound C22H30Cl2N10 used as a local antiseptic (as in mouthwash) and disinfectant especially in the form of its hydrochloride or gluconate

Origin of CHLORHEXIDINE

International Scientific Vocabulary chlor- + hex- + -idine
First Known Use: 1957

chlor·hex·i·dine

noun \klōr-ˈhek-sə-ˌdīn, klr-, -ˌdēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHLORHEXIDINE

: an antibacterial compound C22H30Cl2N10 that is a biguanide derivative used as a local antiseptic (as in mouthwash) and disinfectant especially in the form of its hydrochloride, gluconate, or acetate

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