Formalin meaning

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An aqueous solution of formaldehyde that is 37 percent by weight, usually also containing 10 to 15 percent methanol to prevent polymerization of the formaldehyde.
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A solution of formaldehyde in water, varying from 37% to 50% by volume and usually containing some methanol.
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Origin of formalin

  • Originally a trademark

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition