cetylpyridinium chloride

noun

ce·​tyl·​py·​ri·​din·​i·​um chloride ˌsēt-ᵊl-ˌpī-rə-ˌdin-ē-əm- How to pronounce cetylpyridinium chloride (audio)
: a white powder consisting of a hydrated quaternary ammonium salt C21H38ClN·H2O and used as a cationic detergent and antiseptic

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“Cetylpyridinium chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cetylpyridinium%20chloride. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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