formalin

[fawr-muh-lin]

Origin of formalin

First recorded in 1890–95; formerly a trademark
Also called formol.
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formalin

formol (ˈfɔːmɒl)

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

formalin

[fôrmə-lĭn]
n.
  1. An aqueous solution of formaldehyde that is 37 percent by weight.
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