Meaning of povidone-iodine

po•vi•done-i•o•dine

Pronunciation: (pō'vi-dōn-ī"u-dīn", -din), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a complex of iodine and polyvinylpyrrolidone that has broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity: used as an antiseptic.
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