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Medical Term:

cetylpyridinium chloride

Pronunciation: sē′til-pī′ri-din′ē-ŭm klōr′īd

Definition: The monohydrate of the quaternary salt of pyridine and cetyl chloride; a cationic detergent with antiseptic action against nonsporulating bacteria.

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