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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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Anesthetised rats were terminated by intracardiac injection of 10 % formaline. The duramater were excised, and specimens were prepared for histopathological studies.
Different oleuropein concentrations and their protoscolicidal activity in exposure times up to 30 minutes Exposure time (minutes)-viability Group 5 10 15 20 30 Group I (0.1% oleuropein) L L L L L Group II (1% oleuropein) L L L D D Group III (2% oleuropein) D D D D D Group IV (10% formaline) D D D D D Group V (hydatid fluid) L L L L L L: tive; D: Death.
Post mortem examination of two dead guinea pigs was conducted with gross lesions documented and morbid samples of lungs, liver, kidneys, heart, intestines and lymph nodes collected in 10% formaline saline.
Specimens were fixed in 4% formaline, then they were examined in Petri Dish under a binocular microscope and approximately the first 200 nematodes encountered were hand pick and place into a solution of 1.5% glycerol in distilled water.
All animals were sacrificed at the end of experiment, both kidneys removed and preserved in 10% formaline for histopathology.
Alergia IgEb zalezna na formaline. Objawy kliniczne i przyczyna ich indukcji.
Organlardan yukarida bildirilen doku ornekleri alinarak % 10'luk tamponlu formaline islenmek uzere konulmustur.
Others were fixed with formaline buffer saline for histological observation to know the effect of bacterial treatment.
Immediately after sampling, all samples were fixed in 4% buffered seawater formaline (n = 56).
Formaline fixed arterial encasement for experimental tenorrhaphy in bovines.
Biopsy fragments were kept in formaline for 24 hours and decalcified in 3% nitric acid.