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formalin

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

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

A tissue fixative consisting of 37% formaldehyde in an aqueous solution.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

for·ma·lin

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