Dakin's solution

noun

Da·​kin's solution
ˈdākə̇nz-
: an antiseptic solution developed during World War I for the treatment of wounds and consisting essentially of an aqueous solution containing from 0.5 percent to 0.6 percent of sodium hypochlorite with 0.4 percent of boric acid added to reduce the alkalinity

Word History

Etymology

after Henry D. Dakin †1952 English chemist

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“Dakin's solution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dakin%27s%20solution. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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