formolize

transitive verb for·mol·ize \-ˌlīz\
variants: also British

formolise

\-ˌlīz\

Definition of formolize

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. :  to treat (as a serum) with a dilute formaldehyde solution especially for the purpose of attenuating a virus or toxin

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Origin and Etymology of formolize

Formol + -ize


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