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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A trade-name for blocks of infusorial earth soaked in formalin and used for disinfecting.

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  • It has dozens of aliases most have the word “form” in it, like “formalin,” “lysoform,” and “formalith”; again, other chemicals can release formaldehyde as a byproduct, such as imidazolidinyl urea, a common preservative in shampoos.

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