nonoxynol-9

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non·ox·y·nol-9

 (nŏn-ŏk′sə-nôl′nīn′, -nŏl′-, -nōl′-)
n.
A spermicide widely used in contraceptive creams, foams, and lubricants.

[non(ane), alkane having nine carbons (from Latin nōnus, ninth; see noon) + (eth)oxy + (etha)nol + 9 (from from its chain of nine ethoxy groups).]
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Preparations containing Nonoxyl-9 in particular could actually enhance the possibility of becoming infected with HIV when applied frequently, as is often the case with sex workers.