glutaraldehyde

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

Definition of glutaraldehyde

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

Origin and Etymology of glutaraldehyde

glutaric acid + aldehyde


First Known Use: 1951


Medical Dictionary

glutaraldehyde

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

Medical Definition of glutaraldehyde

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


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