formalin

noun for·ma·lin \ ˈfȯr-mə-lən , -ˌlēn \

Definition of formalin

: a clear aqueous solution of formaldehyde and methanol used especially as a preservative

Origin and Etymology of formalin

Formalin, a trademark


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formalin

noun for·ma·lin \ ˈfȯr-mə-lən, -ˌlēn \

medical Definition of formalin

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

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