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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A dialdehyde used as a fixative and as a germicidal agent for disinfection and sterilization of instruments or equipment that cannot be heat sterilized.
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A water-soluble oily liquid, C5H8O4, containing two aldehyde groups, used in tanning leather and as a fixative for biological tissues.
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High-level disinfectant; registered as a sterilant/disinfectant chemical with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
glutaraldehydeAn antiviral drug used in solution for external application to treat warts on the sole of the foot (plantar warts) and elsewhere. A brand name is Glutarol.
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A dialdehyde used as a fixative and germicidal agent for sterilization of instruments that cannot be heat sterilized.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012