[ par-uh-fawr-mal-duh-hahyd, -fer- ]
/ ˌpær ə fɔrˈmæl dəˌhaɪd, -fər- /
a white, crystalline polymer of formaldehyde, (HCOH)n, from which it is obtained by evaporation of the aqueous solution: used chiefly as an antiseptic.
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Also called par·a·form [par-uh-fawrm]. /ˈpær əˌfɔrm/.
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British Dictionary definitions for paraformaldehyde
/ (ˌpærəfɔːˈmældɪˌhaɪd) /
a white amorphous solid polymeric form of formaldehyde: used as a convenient source of formaldehyde and as a fumigant. Formula: (CH 2 O) n, where n lies between 6 and 50
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