potassium permanganate

noun

Definition of potassium permanganate

: a dark purple salt KMnO4 used as an oxidizer and disinfectant

First Known Use of potassium permanganate

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Potassium permanganate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potassium%20permanganate. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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potassium permanganate

noun

Medical Definition of potassium permanganate

: a dark purple salt KMnO4 used chiefly as an oxidizing agent and disinfectant

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