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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
formaldehido
formaldehydi
aldéhyde formiqueformaldéhydeméthanal
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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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The potential chronic and debilitating effects of formaldehyde had been attributed to the formation of biologically active epoxides near axons.
According to the agency, the final rule addresses formaldehyde, which can irritate the skin, eyes, nose, and throat following short-term, relatively low exposures.
The Corvallis company, EcoPro Polymers, is developing a plant-based adhesive that contains no urea-formaldehyde, a chemical that releases formaldehyde - known to cause cancer in humans.
Formaldehyde is one of the most chemically active compounds found in industrial wastewater.
The report covers the melamine formaldehyde market in North America and further segments the market on the basis of application and country.
Dubai - The Dubai Municipality has warned the public against using Keratin hair straightening products as it contains cancer causing substance formaldehyde above the permissible limit, Al Roeya reported.
However, recent studies have reassessed the clinical relevance of formaldehyde allergy, and a patch test concentration of 2.
Formaldehyde is a toxic gas that diffuses into the body through skin, digestive system and respiration.

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