[ gloo-tuh-ral-duh-hahyd ]
/ ˌglu təˈræl dəˌhaɪd /

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.


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Origin of glutaraldehyde

1950–55; glutar(ic acid) + aldehyde

Words nearby glutaraldehyde Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for glutaraldehyde

/ (ˌɡluːtəˈrældɪˌhaɪd) /


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