nonoxynol-9

nonoxynol-9

[no-nok-suh-nawl-nahyn, -nol-]
noun Pharmacology.
the active ingredient of spermicides.

Origin:
by rearrangement of parts of its chemical name

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nonoxynol-9 non·ox·y·nol-9 (nŏn-ŏk'sə-nôl'-, -nōl'-)
n.
A spermicide that is widely used in contraceptive creams, foams, and lubricants.

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