cetylpyridinium chloride

noun
ce·​tyl·​py·​ri·​din·​i·​um chloride | \ ˌsēt-ᵊl-ˌpī-rə-ˌdin-ē-əm- How to pronounce cetylpyridinium chloride (audio) \

Medical Definition of cetylpyridinium chloride

: a white powder consisting of a hydrated quaternary ammonium salt C21H38ClN·H2O and used as a cationic detergent and antiseptic

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