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

  • The National Institute of Health makes its toxoid by treating live scarlet fever bacilli with formalin and heat.
  • After waiting so long to get close to such a prize, the scientists had a tight deadlinethe tissue is so fragile that it needed to be preserved in formalin after samples were .
  • But imaginative people perennially underrate efficient ones, and at the time, the kitchen chemist who prepared his vaccine by marinating the virus in formalin was just what .

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