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  • noun any of several compounds containing chlorine and nitrogen; used as an antiseptic in wounds


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  • Fish breeders regularly add disinfectants, including methylene blue, acriflavine, hydrogen peroxide and chloramine-t to batches of eggs - particularly those of egg-depositing species, such as cichlids - in an attempt to prevent the broods becoming infected by pathogenic fungi.

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