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cetrimide Line breaks: cetri|mide
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛtrɪmʌɪd/

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Definition of cetrimide in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A synthetic detergent and antiseptic which is a quaternary ammonium compound derived from cetane.

Origin

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

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