polyvinylpyrrolidone

noun
poly·​vi·​nyl·​pyr·​rol·​i·​done | \ -ˌvīn-ᵊl-pi-ˈräl-ə-ˌdōn How to pronounce polyvinylpyrrolidone (audio) \

Medical Definition of polyvinylpyrrolidone

: a water-soluble chemically inert solid polymer (−CH2CHC4H6NO−)n used chiefly in medicine as a vehicle for drugs (as iodine) and especially formerly as a plasma expander

called also povidone

Learn More about polyvinylpyrrolidone

Share polyvinylpyrrolidone

Comments on polyvinylpyrrolidone

What made you want to look up polyvinylpyrrolidone? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a flaw that causes the downfall of a hero

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Green Quiz

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!