/ˈfɔr mə lɪn/
a clear, colorless, aqueous solution of 40 percent formaldehyde.
formerly a trademark
a 40 per cent solution of formaldehyde in water, used as a disinfectant, preservative for biological specimens, etc
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An aqueous solution of formaldehyde that is 37 percent by weight.
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He might drop by an antiques store to buy eerie dolls or emerge from a hobby shop with a jar of snakes or mice cured in formalin.
Afterwards, the liquid inside the egg is removed and mixed with an embalming fluid called formalin.