paraformaldehyde

noun para·for·mal·de·hyde \ ˌper-ə-fȯr-ˈmal-də-ˌhīd , -fər- , ˌpa-rə- \

Definition of paraformaldehyde

: a white powder (CH2O)x that consists of a polymer of formaldehyde and is used especially as a disinfectant

First Known Use of paraformaldehyde

1894

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paraformaldehyde

noun para·form·al·de·hyde \ ˌpar-ə-fȯr-ˈmal-də-ˌhīd, -fər- \

medical Definition of paraformaldehyde

: a white powder (CH2O)x that consists of a polymer of formaldehyde and is used especially as a fungicide

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