Meaning of benzethonium chloride

ben•ze•tho'ni•um chlo'ride

Pronunciation: (ben"zu-thō'nē-um), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless, water-soluble, crystalline solid, ammonium chloride derivative, (CHON)Cl&multiplydot;HO, used chiefly as an antiseptic.
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