iodophor


io·do·phor

noun \-ˌfr\

Definition of IODOPHOR

:  a complex of iodine and a surface-active agent that releases iodine gradually and serves as a disinfectant

Origin of IODOPHOR

iod- + Greek -phoros carrier — more at -phore
First Known Use: 1952

io·do·phor

noun \ī-ˈōd-ə-ˌf(ə)r, ī-ˈäd-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of IODOPHOR

: a complex of iodine and a surface-active agent that releases iodine gradually and serves as a disinfectant

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