from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An aqueous solution of formaldehyde that is 37 percent by weight.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A solution of formaldehyde in water; used as a disinfectant and to preserve biological specimens.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An aqueous solution of formaldehyde, used as a preservative in museums and as a disinfectant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A trade-name for aqueous or dilute methyl alcoholic solutions of formaldehyde, containing up to 40 per cent. of the latter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a 10% solution of formaldehyde in water; used as a disinfectant or to preserve biological specimens
Today's issue of Folha has to be kept in formalin, because it presents an anthology of journalism in decomposition, as is practised in this sub-democracy.
It was only after the vessel had been placed in formalin, that two faint whitish lines began to appear, indicating the place where the suture had been performed.
Vessels preserved in formalin or by means of a system of thorough drying were also used.
Hekpoort Foods CC-operated factory, the Minister of Land Affairs and Gauteng's MEC for development planning, environment and works for the past four years, claiming that there was a serious risk of water resources being polluted by formalin, which is used in the enrichment process.
It is not uncommon for pathologists to fix brains in a ten percent solution of formaldehyde called formalin.
With a substance so violently toxic as formaldehyde (known as formalin, freezene) antiseptic doses are likely to be exceeded.
Other disinfectants such as formalin, iodine and phenol kill the virus in 15 minutes at concentrations ranging from 0.2 to 0. 4\%.
Direct skin contact with formaldehyde containing liquids, such as formalin, may cause severe burns to the throat and stomach.
Also ditto then statement of Ulysses that there is more to worry about adulterated food with so much publicity on formalin in Fishes, Water mixed in Cow Milk and Ghee/butter oil and even the daily cooking soyabean, the poor condition of keeping the broiler chickens in the kitchen market and ofcoure the open sale of beef and mutton in local kitcken markets with flies finding it a heavenly place to rest.
And we found Greer and Sonya (sovay), and wandered the galleries, admiring fossils and taxidermy, formalin-filled jars of sea creatures and the iridescent shells of beetles.