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qua·ter·nary am·mo·nium com·pound

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  1. quaternary ammonium compoundnoun

    a compound derived from ammonium with hydrogen atoms replaced by organic groups; used as surface-active agents, disinfectants, and in drugs


  1. quaternary ammonium compoundnoun

    An amine derivative, containing four radicals, of general formula RRRR-NX; the radicals may be the same, different, or part of a ring; X is any univalent cation such as OH.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quaternary ammonium compound in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quaternary ammonium compound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
    • A. congius
    • B. fervidness
    • C. exponent
    • D. auspices

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