glutaraldehyde

[gloo-tuh-ral-duh-hahyd]

noun Biochemistry.

a nonflammable liquid, C5H8O2, soluble in water and alcohol, toxic and an irritant, used for tanning leather and as a fixative for samples to be examined under the electron microscope.

Nearby words

  1. glutaminase,
  2. glutamine,
  3. glutaminyl,
  4. glutamoyl,
  5. glutamyl,
  6. glutaric acid,
  7. glutathione,
  8. glutch,
  9. glute,
  10. gluteal

Origin of glutaraldehyde

1950–55; glutar(ic acid) + aldehyde

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British Dictionary definitions for glutaraldehyde

glutaraldehyde

noun

a water-soluble oil used as a disinfectant, tanning agent, and in resins. Formula: C 5 H 8 O 2
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