hexachlorophene : Definition, Usages, News and More

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hexachlorophene

hek suh klaw ruh feen

  • n  antibacterial substance that is a water-soluble powder used in antiseptic soaps and toothpaste

  • Among olfactophobic Americans, few chemicals are more commonly used than hexachlorophene.
  • The agency's latest dilemma involves hexachlorophene, the germ killer used in many soaps, deodorants and medicinal cleansers.
  • Before surgery, hair is shampooed repeatedly with a surgical detergent enriched with hexachlorophene to sterilize the scalp.

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