triclosan


tri·clo·san

noun \trī-ˈklō-ˌsan\

Definition of TRICLOSAN

:  a whitish crystalline powder C12H7C13O2 that is a phenyl ether derivative used especially as a broad-spectrum antibacterial agent (as in soaps, deodorants, and mouthwash)

Origin of TRICLOSAN

tri- + chlor- + -san (of unknown origin)
First Known Use: 1973

Rhymes with TRICLOSAN

tri·clo·san

noun \trī-ˈklō-ˌsan\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRICLOSAN

: a whitish crystalline powder C12H7Cl3O2 used especially as a broad-spectrum antibacterial agent (as in soaps, deodorants, and mouthwash)

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