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(Elements & Compounds) a quaternary ammonium compound used as a detergent and, having powerful antiseptic properties, for sterilizing surgical instruments, cleaning wounds, etc
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|Noun||1.||cetrimide - a cationic detergent that is a powerful disinfectant|
antimicrobial, antimicrobic, disinfectant, germicide - an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
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