hexachlorophene

noun
hexa·​chlo·​ro·​phene | \ ˌhek-sə-ˈklȯr-ə-ˌfēn How to pronounce hexachlorophene (audio) \

Definition of hexachlorophene

: a powdered phenolic bacteria-inhibiting agent C13H6Cl6O2

First Known Use of hexachlorophene

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hexachlorophene

hexa- + chlor- + phenol

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“Hexachlorophene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexachlorophene. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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hexachlorophene

noun
hexa·​chlo·​ro·​phene | \ -ˈklōr-ə-ˌfēn, -ˈklȯr- How to pronounce hexachlorophene (audio) \

Medical Definition of hexachlorophene

: a powdered phenolic bacteria-inhibiting agent C13Cl6H6O2

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