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formalin

noun for·ma·lin \ˈfr-mə-lən, -ˌlēn\

Definition of FORMALIN

:  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

formalin

noun for·ma·lin \ˈfr-mə-lən, -ˌlēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FORMALIN

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

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