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An almost odorless white powder, C13H6Cl602, used as a disinfectant and as an antibacterial agent in soaps.


(ˌhɛksəˈklɔːrəfiːn) or


(Chemistry) an insoluble almost odourless white bactericidal substance used in antiseptic soaps, deodorants, etc. Formula: (C6HCl3OH)2CH2


(ˌhɛk səˈklɔr əˌfin, -ˈkloʊr-)

a white, crystalline powder, C13Cl6H6O2, insoluble in water: used as an antibacterial agent.
[1945–50; hexa- + chloro-2 + -phene]
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Noun1.hexachlorophene - antibacterial substance that is a water-soluble powder used in antiseptic soaps and toothpaste
antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericide - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
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