quaternary ammonium compound

noun

Definition of quaternary ammonium compound

  1. :  any of numerous strong bases and their salts derived from ammonium by replacement of the hydrogen atoms with organic radicals and important especially as surface-active agents, disinfectants, and drugs

First Known Use of quaternary ammonium compound

circa 1934


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quaternary ammonium compound

noun

Medical Definition of quaternary ammonium compound

  1. :  any of numerous strong bases and their salts derived from ammonium by replacement of the hydrogen atoms with organic radicals and important especially as surface-active agents, disinfectants, and drugs—called also quat, quaternary


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