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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

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.

for·ma·lin

(fōr'mă-lin)
A 37% aqueous solution of formaldehyde.
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Formaline is used to preserve noodles, meat balls, tofu, fish, and chicken.
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For tissue conservation, an antifungal and conservative solution were used (composed by 8 parts of distilled water, 1 part of formaline 37 %, 1 part of 95 % alcohol, thymol crystals, glycerine and eucalyptus essence).
Liver was then placed in the 10% formaline solution in properly labelled containers for 24 hours.
A small section of tumor mass was fixed in 10% formaline saline and sent for histopathological examination.
Three livers from each group were kept in 10% formaline for histopathological and immunohistochemistry examinations.
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The epidermis was removed easily and tissue samples were fixed in 10% formaline for histological evaluation.