[pol-ee-vahyn-l-pi-roh-li-dohn, -rol-i-]
noun Chemistry.
a white, amorphous, water-soluble powder, (C 6 H 9 NO) n , used chiefly as a vehicle in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.
Also called PVP.

1940–45; polyvinyl + pyrrole + -id3 + -one

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