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for·mal·de·hyde

 (fôr-măl′də-hīd′)
n.
A pungent colorless flammable gaseous compound, CH2O, the simplest and most reactive aldehyde, used for manufacturing melamine and phenolic resins, fertilizers, dyes, and embalming fluids and in aqueous solution as a preservative and disinfectant.

formaldehyde

(fɔːˈmældɪˌhaɪd)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless poisonous irritating gas with a pungent characteristic odour, made by the oxidation of methanol and used as formalin and in the manufacture of synthetic resins. Formula: HCHO. Systematic name: methanal
[C19: form(ic) + aldehyde; on the model of German Formaldehyd]

form•al•de•hyde

(fɔrˈmæl dəˌhaɪd, fər-)

n.
a toxic gas, CH2O, used chiefly in aqueous solution as a disinfectant and preservative.
[1870–75; < German Formaldehyd; see formic acid, aldehyde]

for·mal·de·hyde

(fôr-măl′də-hīd′)
A colorless gas, CH2O, having a sharp, suffocating odor. It is used in making plastics and is mixed with water to form a solution used to preserve biological specimens.
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Noun1.formaldehyde - a colorless poisonous gasformaldehyde - a colorless poisonous gas; made by the oxidation of methanol
aldehyde - any of a class of highly reactive chemical compounds; used in making resins and dyes and organic acids
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
Translations
formaldehyd
formaldehyd
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formaldehydi
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formaldehyde

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formaldehyde

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formaldehyde

nFormaldehyd m

formaldehyde

[fɔːˈmældɪˌhaɪd] nformaldeide f

for·mal·de·hyde

n. formaldehído, antiséptico.

formaldehyde

n formaldehído; [Note: The accent is not a misprint.]
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Formaldehyde is listed under alternative names including formalin, methanal, methyl aldehyde, methylene oxide, morbic acid, oxymethylene.
These functional groups include urea, sulfone, amide, nitro, nitrile, isocyanate, ketone, ester, aldehyde, phenol, carboxyl, vinylidene chloride, ethylene oxide, methylene oxide, epoxy, amines, and ionic groups with an unbalanced charge distribution.

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