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

First Known Use of glutaraldehyde

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glutaraldehyde

glutaric acid + aldehyde

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glutaraldehyde

noun
glu·tar·al·de·hyde | \ˌglüt-ə-ˈral-də-ˌhīd \

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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