iodophor

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iodophor

 [i-o´do-for]
any of various compounds of iodine with carriers, used as surgical scrubs and surface disinfectants.

i·o·do·phor

(ī-ō'dō-fōr),
A combination of iodine with a surfactant carrier, usually polyvinylpyrrolidone. Commercial preparations generally contain 1% "available" iodine, which is slowly released to take effect against microorganisms; used as skin disinfectants, particularly for surgical scrubs.
Synonym(s): tamed iodine
[iodine + G. phora, a carrying]

io·do·phor

(ī-ō'dō-fōr)
Any compound in which iodine is combined with an organic carrier; an intermediate-level disinfectant registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as hospital disinfectant with tuberculocidal action. Available in topical antiseptics and hard-surface disinfectant form.
[iodine + G. phora, a carrying]

io·do·phor

(ī-ō'dō-fōr)
A combination of iodine with a surfactant carrier, usually polyvinylpyrrolidone. Used as skin disinfectants.
[iodine + G. phora, a carrying]