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Meaning of polyvinylpyrrolidone

pol•y•vi•nyl•pyr•rol•i•done

Pronunciation: (pol"ē-vīn"l-pi-rō'li-dōn", -rol'i-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white, amorphous, water-soluble powder, (CHNO) , used chiefly as a vehicle in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. Also called
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