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benzalkonium chloride


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A yellow-white powder prepared in an aqueous solution and used as a detergent, fungicide, bactericide, and spermicide.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A nitrogenous cationic surface-acting agent of the quaternary ammonium group, used as a biocide, as a cationic surfactant and as a phase transfer agent in the chemical industry.


benz(o)- + alk(yl) + (amm)onium.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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