benzalkonium chloride


benz·​al·​ko·​ni·​um chloride ˌben-zal-ˌkō-nē-əm- How to pronounce benzalkonium chloride (audio)
: a white or yellowish white mixture of chloride salts obtained as a bitter aromatic powder or gelatinous pieces that is used as an antiseptic and germicide see zephiran

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“Benzalkonium chloride.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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