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An aqueous solution of formaldehyde that is 37 percent by weight, usually also containing 10 to 15 percent methanol to prevent polymerization of the formaldehyde.

[Originally a trademark.]






(Chemistry) a 40 per cent solution of formaldehyde in water, used as a disinfectant, preservative for biological specimens, etc


(ˈfɔr mə lɪn)

a clear, colorless, aqueous solution of 40 percent formaldehyde.
[1893; formal(dehyde) + -in1]
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Noun1.formalin - a 10% solution of formaldehyde in water; used as a disinfectant or to preserve biological specimens
solution - a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution; "he used a solution of peroxide and water"


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