glutaral


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glutaraldehyde

 [gloo″tah-ral´dĕ-hīd]
a disinfectant used in aqueous solution for sterilization of heat-sensitive equipment and instruments; it is a broad-spectrum microbicide effective against all vegetative bacteria, fungi, and viruses, is sporicidal, and may be used as a liquid sterilant with an extended exposure time. It is also used as a tissue fixative for light and electron microscopy.

glu·ta·ral·de·hyde

(glū'tă-ral'dĕ-hīd),
A dialdehyde used as a fixative and as a germicidal agent for disinfection and sterilization of instruments or equipment that cannot be heat sterilized.

glutaral

/glu·ta·ral/ (gloo´tah-ral) glutaraldehyde.

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