Meaning of benzalkonium chloride
Pronunciation: (ben"zal-kō'nē-um), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
- a white or yellowish-white, water-soluble mixture of ammonium chloride derivatives having the structure CHNRCl, where R is a mixture of radicals ranging from CH– to CH–, that occurs as an amorphous powder or in gelatinous lumps: used chiefly as an antiseptic and a disinfectant.