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 and Etymology of glutaraldehyde

glutaric acid + aldehyde


Medical Dictionary

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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