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chlorhexidine Line breaks: chlor|hexi¦dine
Pronunciation: /klɔːˈhɛksɪdiːn/

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Definition of chlorhexidine in English:


[mass noun]
A synthetic compound used as a mild antiseptic.
  • A biguanide derivative; chemical formula: C22H30Cl2N10


Mid 20th century: from chlor- (representing chlorine) + hex(ane) + -id(e) + (am)ine.

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