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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

for·mal·de·hyde

(fōr-mal'dĕ-hīd)
A pungent gas used as an antiseptic, disinfectant, and histologic fixative.
[form(ic) + aldehyde]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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But a spokesman admitted he was still using his Merc E240. He said: "The Minister has ordered a diesel Merc from the Department of Justice - but the exact model and its delivery date are a matter for them." Hybrid-engine cars are powered by a normal petrol engine along with an electric motor.
My test vehicle was the E240 Elegance, complete with a growling 2.6-litreV6 unit pumping out 177 wild horses from under the bonnet.
The 16 models are the C200 Kompressor Sports Coupe, C180 Kompressor Sports Coupe, CLK200 Kompressor, CLK240, CLK320, CLK55, CLK320 Cabriolet, E240, E320, E500, E320 4Matic, E240 Station Wagon, E320 Station Wagon, E500 Station Wagon, E55 Station Wagon and E320 4Matic Station Wagon.
The petrol models will feature a supercharged 1.8 litre in the E200 which is claimed to be capable of in excess of 30mpg and a top speed of 137mph, a 2.6 litre in the E240 which gives it a similar top end but lower economy of 25.9mpg and a 3.2 litre V6 in the flagship E320 giving it a top speed of 145mph with and average consumption of 26.7.
Five models are available now (E240, E320, E500, and two diesels, E220 CDI and E270 CDI).
Now I know rubbish is a costly business but E240 seemed a little pricey for potato skins and empty milk cartons.
Tuesday's meeting will determine how the IMF decides on the next financial disbursement to Greece, which has received E240 billion in rescue funds since 2010.
Mercedes E-Class E200 Price: Pay pounds 5,400 for an '00 w-reg E200 Elegance, pounds 7,800 for an '01 51-reg E240 Avantgarde, or pounds 10,400 for an '02 52-reg E220 CDi Classic
The report on Ms McKenna's murder show how Haddock's "monthly retainer" was increased from pounds 100 (E150) a month to pounds 160 (E240) weeks after her death "despite the fact he was the main suspect".
The fleet includes, Mercedes E320, E280, E240, Saab 9-5 SE2.0, Volvo S80, S70 T5, Opel Vectra 2.2, Lexus GS 300 Executive and a Rolls Royce Silver Wraith.