quaternary ammonium compound

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quaternary ammonium compound

noun

Definition of QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUND

:  any of numerous strong bases and their salts derived from ammonium by replacement of the hydrogen atoms with organic radicals and important especially as surface-active agents, disinfectants, and drugs

First Known Use of QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUND

circa 1934

quaternary ammonium compound

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUND

: any of numerous strong bases and their salts derived from ammonium by replacement of the hydrogen atoms with organic radicals and important especially as surface-active agents, disinfectants, and drugs—called also quat, quaternary

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