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(Pharmacology) an antiseptic compound used in skin cleansers, mouthwashes, etc
[C20: from chlor(o)- + hex(ane) + -i(de) + (am)ine]
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|Noun||1.||chlorhexidine - a long-lasting liquid antiseptic; used by surgeons to wash their hands before performing surgery|
antiseptic - a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
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