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Meaning of hexachlorophene

hex•a•chlo•ro•phene

Pronunciation: (hek"su-klôr'u-fēn", -klōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a white, crystalline powder, CClHO, insoluble in water: used as an antibacterial agent chiefly in toothpastes and soaps.
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