chlorhexidine

noun chlor·hex·i·dine \ klȯr-ˈhek-sə-ˌdīn , -ˌdēn \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of chlorhexidine

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

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Origin and Etymology of chlorhexidine

International Scientific Vocabulary chlor- + hex- + -idine


Medical Dictionary

chlorhexidine

noun chlor·hex·i·dine \ klōr-ˈhek-sə-ˌdīn, klȯr-, -ˌdēn \

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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