triclosan

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triclosan (uncountable)

  1. A potent wide-spectrum antibacterial and antifungal agent, molecular formula C12H7Cl3O2.
    • 2007 September 19, Bloomberg News, “F.D.A. Warns Procter on Hand Sanitizer Advertising”, New York Times:
      While the active ingredient in the Vicks product, triclosan, is covered under F.D.A. regulations for certain antiseptic uses, that does not include P.& G.’s directions that users should leave the sanitizer on their hands, without rinsing with water, according to the letter.

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