formalin

[fawr-muh-lin]
noun Chemistry.
a clear, colorless, aqueous solution of 40 percent formaldehyde.
Also called formol.


Origin:
1890–95; formerly a trademark

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formalin or formol (ˈfɔːməlɪn, ˈfɔːmɒl)
 
n
a 40 per cent solution of formaldehyde in water, used as a disinfectant, preservative for biological specimens, etc
 
formol or formol
 
n

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formalin for·ma·lin (fôr'mə-lĭn)
n.
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.
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