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formalin

[ fawr-muh-lin ]
/ ˈfɔr mə lɪn /
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noun Chemistry.
a clear, colorless, aqueous solution of 40 percent formaldehyde.
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Also called formol.

Origin of formalin

First recorded in 1890–95; formerly a trademark
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British Dictionary definitions for formalin

formalin

formol (ˈfɔːmɒl)

/ (ˈfɔːməlɪn) /

noun
a 40 per cent solution of formaldehyde in water, used as a disinfectant, preservative for biological specimens, etc
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Medical definitions for formalin

formalin
[ fôrmə-lĭn ]

n.
An aqueous solution of formaldehyde that is 37 percent by weight.
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