adapalene

noun
adap·​a·​lene | \ ə-ˈdap-ə-ˌlēn How to pronounce adapalene (audio) \

Medical Definition of adapalene

: a retinoid C28H28O3 applied topically to the skin in the treatment of acne vulgaris

Note: Adapalene is marketed under the trademark Differin and when used in combination with benzoyl peroxide, under the trademark Epiduo.

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“Adapalene.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/adapalene. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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