glutaraldehyde

noun

glu·​tar·​al·​de·​hyde ˌglü-tə-ˈral-də-ˌhīd How to pronounce glutaraldehyde (audio)
: a compound C5H8O2 that contains two aldehyde groups and is used especially in tanning leather and in the fixation of biological tissues

Word History

Etymology

glutaric acid + aldehyde

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glutaraldehyde was in 1950

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“Glutaraldehyde.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glutaraldehyde. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

glutaraldehyde

noun
glu·​tar·​al·​de·​hyde ˌglüt-ə-ˈral-də-ˌhīd How to pronounce glutaraldehyde (audio)
: a compound C5H8O2 that contains two aldehyde groups and is used as a disinfectant and in fixing biological tissues
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