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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

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]
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