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formaldehyde

 [for-mal´dĕ-hīd]
a gaseous compound with strongly disinfectant properties. It is used in a 37 per cent solution (formaldehyde solution; also called formol or formalin) as a disinfectant and as a preservative and fixative for pathological specimens. The gas is toxic and carcinogenic.

for·mal·de·hyde

(fōr-mal'dĕ-hīd),
A pungent gas, HCHO, used as an antiseptic, disinfectant, and histologic fixative, usually in an aqueous solution.
[form(ic) + aldehyde]

formaldehyde

/for·mal·de·hyde/ (for-mal´dĭ-hīd) a gas formerly used as a strong disinfectant; now used as an aqueous solution (see formaldehyde solution, under solution ). The gas is toxic by inhalation or absorption and is carcinogenic.

formaldehyde (HCHO)

[fərmal′dəhīd]
a toxic, colorless foul-smelling gas that is soluble in water and used in that form as a disinfectant, fixative, or preservative. Also called methanol.

formaldehyde

H2C=O, methanal Occupational safety A highly toxic, flammable gas that is highly irritating to the respiratory and conjunctival mucosa at concentrations > 2 ppm; formaldehyde is soluble in water and forms methylene bridges between denatured proteins. See Formalin.

for·mal·de·hyde

(fōr-mal'dĕ-hīd)
A pungent gas, HCHO, used as an antiseptic, disinfectant, and histologic fixative, usually in an aqueous solution.

for·mal·de·hyde

(fōr-mal'dĕ-hīd)
A pungent gas used as an antiseptic, disinfectant, and histologic fixative.
[form(ic) + aldehyde]

formaldehyde

a gaseous compound with strongly disinfectant properties. It is used in solution (formol) for disinfection of excreta and utensils and also in the preparation of toxoids from toxins, and as a gas for the fumigation of hatching eggs. As formalin also used in the treatment of grain and forage and causes enteritis if the feed is improperly mixed.

formaldehyde hypersensitivity
causes an allergic contact dermatitis.
formaldehyde-malachite green
a treatment for external parasites in aquarium fish.