from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A water-soluble oily liquid, C5H8O4, containing two aldehyde groups, used in tanning leather and as a fixative for biological tissues.
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- noun uncountable The chemical substance having the
IUPACname pentane-1,5- dial, a toxic liquid with a pungent odor.
- noun countable Any specific preparation or solution of glutaraldehyde.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[glutar(ic acid), organic compound used in making polymers (glut(en) + -aric, probably as in tartaric acid) + aldehyde.]
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From glutar- + aldehyde; compare glutaric acid, glutaryl, glutarate.
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