formaldehyde

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a colourless gas with an unpleasant smell, used in the manufacture of resins, fertilisers, dyes and in the preservation of organic specimens.

Medical

  • noun a gas with an unpleasant smell that is a strong disinfectant. When dissolved in water to make formalin, it is also used to preserve medical specimens.

Business

  • acronymHCHO
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