iodophor

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noun io·do·phor \ī-ˈō-də-ˌfȯr, -ˈä-\

Definition of iodophor

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

Origin and Etymology of iodophor

iod- + Greek -phoros carrier — more at -phore


First Known Use: 1952


Medical Dictionary

iodophor

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noun io·do·phor \ī-ˈōd-ə-ˌfȯ(ə)r, ī-ˈäd-\

Medical Definition of iodophor

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


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