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formalin

 [for´mah-lin]
formaldehyde solution; see formaldehyde.

for·ma·lin

(fōr'mă-lin),
A 37% aqueous solution of formaldehyde.
Synonym(s): formol

formalin

/for·ma·lin/ (for´mah-lin) formaldehyde solution.

formalin

[fôr′məlin]
a clear solution of formaldehyde in water. A 37% solution is used for fixing and preserving biological specimens for pathological and histological examination.

formalin

A tissue fixative consisting of 37% formaldehyde in an aqueous solution.

formalin

Pathology A 37% solution of formaldehyde gas in water, that reacts with the amine groups of proteins and DNA, which acts to disinfect, and when buffered, to denature–'fix' tissues for histologic examination. See Formaldehyde.

formalin

40% formaldehyde solution; used as a disinfectant and antiseptic at 1:200-1:2000 dilution

for·ma·lin

(fōr'mă-lin)
A 37% aqueous solution of formaldehyde.

formalin

(for´məlin),
n a clear aqueous solution of formaldehyde. A 37% solution is used to fix and preserve tissues for histologic and pathologic study.

formalin

a 37% solution of formaldehyde used as a fixative and, diluted to 10%, as a treatment and prevention for ovine footrot. Also used for the treatment of fungal diseases of fish but may be toxic if contaminated with paraformaldehyde.

formalin ether sedimentation of feces
a method of flotation of Giardia cysts.
formalin treated grain
fed to cows to produce dairy foods with a high concentration of polyunsaturated fats. May cause rumenitis and diarrhea if improperly prepared.
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Formaline is used to preserve noodles, meat balls, tofu, fish, and chicken.
Three to 5 millimetter pieces of tissue were cut from the median lobe of liver and placed in 10% formaline solution for 2 days for fixation.
The stomach of 15 Urophycis brasiliensis, 35 Cynoscion striatus, 11 Sympterygia bonapartei and 42 Micropogonias furnieri were injected aboard with 10% formaline to stop the digestive process.
Samples were fixated in 5% of formaline and carried to the laboratories for counting and identification.
Animals were sacrificed on 6th day, blood samples were collected and kidneys were preserved in 10% formaline for histopathology.
Tissue was fixed in 10% formaline saline solution for 18 to 24 hours and then sent to laboratory for histological examination.
In a 10% balanced formaline solution, fixation was applied to the lung tissues for 48 hours.