from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A water-soluble oily liquid, OHC(CH2)3CHO, containing two aldehyde groups, used in tanning leather and as a fixative for biological tissues.
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- n. The chemical substance having the IUPAC name pentane-1,5-dial, a toxic liquid with a pungent odor.
- n. Any specific preparation or solution of glutaraldehyde.
glutar(ic acid) (gluten + -aric probably as in tartaric acid) + aldehyde.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From glutar- + aldehyde; compare glutaric acid, glutaryl, glutarate. (Wiktionary)