follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma

Dobell's solution

[doh-belz] /ˈdoʊ bɛlz/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a clear, yellowish, aqueous solution of sodium borate, sodium bicarbonate, phenol, and glycerol, used chiefly as an antiseptic and astringent for the nose and throat.
Origin
named after H. B. Dobell (1828-1917), English physician
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for dobells solution

Dobell's solution

/ˈdəʊbəlz/
noun
1.
a solution of sodium borate, sodium bicarbonate, phenol, and glycerol, used as an astringent or antiseptic wash for the throat and nose
Word Origin
C19: named after Horace B. Dobell (1828–1917), British physician
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Dobell's solution

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for dobells

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for dobells solution