formalin formalin

Definition(s):

  • (n) a 10% solution of formaldehyde in water; used as a disinfectant or to preserve biological specimens

Usage(s):

  1. The National Institute of Health makes its toxoid by treating live scarlet fever bacilli with formalin and heat.
  2. At first, some suspected formalin, a pesticide used in globefish cultivation.
  3. There are salted, dried whales' penises mounted on wall plaques like hunting trophies, though most specimens are preserved in alcohol or formalin.

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