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glutaraldehyde

noun glu·tar·al·de·hyde \ˌglü-tə-ˈral-də-ˌhīd\

Definition of GLUTARALDEHYDE

:  a compound C5H8O2 that contains two aldehyde groups and is used especially in tanning leather and in the fixation of biological tissues

Origin of GLUTARALDEHYDE

glutaric acid + aldehyde
First Known Use: 1951

glutaraldehyde

noun glu·tar·al·de·hyde \ˌglüt-ə-ˈral-də-ˌhīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GLUTARALDEHYDE

:  a compound C5H8O2 that contains two aldehyde groups and is used as a disinfectant and in fixing biological tissues

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