paraformaldehyde

noun
para·​for·​mal·​de·​hyde | \ ˌper-ə-fȯr-ˈmal-də-ˌhīd How to pronounce paraformaldehyde (audio) , -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, in the meaning defined above

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“Paraformaldehyde.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paraformaldehyde. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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paraformaldehyde

noun
para·​form·​al·​de·​hyde | \ ˌpar-ə-fȯr-ˈmal-də-ˌhīd, -fər- How to pronounce paraformaldehyde (audio) \

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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