peracetic acid

noun
per·​ace·​tic acid | \ ˌpər-ə-ˌsēt-ik- How to pronounce peracetic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of peracetic acid

: a corrosive toxic strongly oxidizing unstable pungent liquid acid C2H4O3 used chiefly in a solution in acetic acid or an inert solvent in bleaching, in organic synthesis, and as a fungicide and disinfectant

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“Peracetic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/peracetic%20acid. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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