Definition of povidone iodine in English:

povidone iodine

Line breaks: povi|done iod¦ine
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒvɪdəʊn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • A brown powder used as an antiseptic for external application, consisting of a complex of polyvinylpyrrolidone and iodine.
    More example sentences
    • Skin should be prepared with 1 or 2 percent tincture of iodine or povidone iodine for incision, suture and collection of blood for culture.
    • The traditional hand-scrub consisted of a five-minute scrub with 4 percent povidone iodine or 4 percent chlorhexidine gluconate.
    • The skin is then cleansed with povidone iodine or chlorhexidine solution, making sure to avoid wiping away the skin markings.

Origin

1950s: povidone, contraction of polyvinylpyrrolidone.

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