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Medical Term:

cetyltrimethylammonium bromide

Pronunciation: sē′til-trī-me′thil-ă-mō′nē-ŭm brō′mīd


A mixture of dodecyl-, tetradecyl-, and hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromides; an odorless surface-active agent, readily soluble in water; a disinfectant with a strong bacteriostatic action, used for the sterilization of instruments and utensils.

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