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glutaraldehyde

[gloo-tuh-ral-duh-hahyd] /ˌglu təˈræl dəˌhaɪd/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a nonflammable liquid, C 5 H 8 O 2 , soluble in water and alcohol, toxic and an irritant, used for tanning leather and as a fixative for samples to be examined under the electron microscope.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; glutar(ic acid) + aldehyde
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  • glutaraldehyde is a colorless, oily, liquid-chemical with a pungent odor.
  • glutaraldehyde is an irritant to the eyes, lungs and skin and a sensitizer to some individuals.
British Dictionary definitions for glutaraldehyde

glutaraldehyde

/ˌɡluːtəˈrældɪˌhaɪd/
noun
1.
a water-soluble oil used as a disinfectant, tanning agent, and in resins. Formula: C5H8O2
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