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formalin

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noun for·ma·lin \ˈfȯr-mə-lən, -ˌlēn\

Definition of formalin

  1. :  a clear aqueous solution of formaldehyde containing a small amount of methanol used especially as a preservative



Origin of formalin

Formalin, a trademark


First Known Use: 1893


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formalin

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noun for·ma·lin \ˈfȯr-mə-lən, -ˌlēn\

Medical Definition of formalin

  1. :  a clear aqueous solution of formaldehyde containing a small amount of methanol




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