Definition of cetrimide in English:

cetrimide

Line breaks: cetri|mide
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛtrɪmʌɪd
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A synthetic detergent and antiseptic which is a quaternary ammonium compound derived from cetane.
    More example sentences
    • Two thirds of gluten protein is in the form of glutenins, which are insoluble in ethyl alcohol but soluble in a mixture of ethanoic acid, urea, and cetrimide.
    • The activity of the peroxidases was measured in 200 mM sodium acetate buffer pH 5.4 containing 1.4 mM 3,3, '5,5'-tetramethylbenzidine as the reducing substrate, 200 M hydrogen peroxide, 0.3% cetrimide, and 10% dimethylformamide.
    • To the best of our knowledge, skin necrosis of this nature by cetrimide has not been reported in a neonate.

Origin

1940s: from cet(yl)trim(ethylammomium brom)ide.

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