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nonoxynol

 [non-ok´sĭ-nol]
any of a group of compounds of the general composition, C15H24O(C2H4O)n, which are assigned a number according to the value of n. Nonoxynol 4, 15, and 30 are nonionic surfactants; nonoxynol 9 is a spermicide.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

nonoxynol

(nō-nŏks′ĭ-nŏl)
A general class of surface-active agents with the basic formula of C15H24O(C2H4O)n, named with respect to the value of n. Nonoxynol 9 is a spermicide.
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