paraformaldehyde

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

Definition of paraformaldehyde

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

1894

First Known Use of paraformaldehyde

1894


Medical Dictionary

paraformaldehyde

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

Medical Definition of paraformaldehyde

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


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