iodophor

noun
io·​do·​phor | \ ī-ˈō-də-ˌfȯr How to pronounce iodophor (audio) , -ˈä- \

Definition of iodophor

: a complex of iodine and a surface-active agent that releases iodine gradually and serves as a disinfectant

First Known Use of iodophor

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for iodophor

iodo- + -phor, variant of -phore

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“Iodophor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iodophor. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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iodophor

noun
io·​do·​phor | \ ī-ˈōd-ə-ˌfȯ(ə)r How to pronounce iodophor (audio) , ī-ˈäd- How to pronounce iodophor (audio) \

Medical Definition of iodophor

: a complex of iodine and a surface-active agent that releases iodine gradually and serves as a disinfectant

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