Glutaraldehyde meaning

glo͝otə-răldə-hīd
A water-soluble oily liquid, C5 H8 O4 , containing two aldehyde groups, used in tanning leather and as a fixative for biological tissues.
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A water-soluble oily liquid, C5 H8 O4 , containing two aldehyde groups, used in tanning leather and as a fixative for biological tissues.
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(organic chemistry) The aliphatic dialdehyde pentane-1,5-dial, a toxic liquid with a pungent odor.
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Origin of glutaraldehyde

  • glutar(ic acid) organic compound used in making polymers (glut(en)) (-aric) (probably as in tartaric acid) aldehyde

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

  • From glutar- +"Ž aldehyde; compare glutaric acid, glutaryl, glutarate.

    From Wiktionary