glutaraldehyde

[gloo-tuh-ral-duh-hahyd]
noun Biochemistry.
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:
1950–55; glutar(ic acid) + aldehyde

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glutaraldehyde (ˌɡluːtəˈrældɪˌhaɪd)
 
n
a water-soluble oil used as a disinfectant, tanning agent, and in resins. Formula: C5H8O2

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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.
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