hexachlorophene

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noun hexa·chlo·ro·phene \ˌhek-sə-ˈklȯr-ə-ˌfēn\

Definition of hexachlorophene

  1. :  a powdered phenolic bacteria-inhibiting agent C13H6Cl6O2

Origin and Etymology of hexachlorophene

hexa- + chlor- + phenol


First Known Use: 1948


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hexachlorophene

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noun hexa·chlo·ro·phene \-ˈklōr-ə-ˌfēn, -ˈklȯr-\

Medical Definition of hexachlorophene

  1. :  a powdered phenolic bacteria-inhibiting agent C13Cl6H6O2


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