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

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of cetrimide in English:


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


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

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