hexachlorophene
noun Etymology: hexa- + chlor- + phenol Date: 1948 a powdered phenolic bacteria-inhibiting agent C13H6Cl6O2

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  • Hexachlorophène — Général Synonymes 2,2 Méthylène bis(3,4,6 trichlorophénol) HCP No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • hexachlorophene — [hek′səklôr′ə fēn΄] n. [< HEXA + CHLORO + PHENOL] a white, odorless powder, (C6HCl3OH) 2CH2, used in medicine to destroy, or prevent the growth of, bacteria …   English World dictionary

  • hexachlorophene — /hek seuh klawr euh feen , klohr /, n. a white, crystalline powder, C13Cl6H6O2, insoluble in water: used as an antibacterial agent chiefly in toothpastes and soaps. [1945 50; HEXA + CHLORO 2 + PHENE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hexachlorophene — noun A disinfectant polyhalogenated compound that occurs as a white to light tan crystalline powder …   Wiktionary

  • hexachlorophene — An antibacterial; formerly widely used in soaps and detergents to inhibit bacterial growth; excessive use causes neurologic lesions; currently limited use. SYN: hexachlorophane. * * * hexa·chlo·ro·phene klōr ə .fēn, klȯr n a powdered phenolic… …   Medical dictionary

  • hexachlorophene — n. chemical substance used in the production of toothpastes and soaps …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hexachlorophene — hex·a·chlo·ro·phene …   English syllables

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