Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A polymerization-product (CH2O)n of formic aldehyde, made by heating paraformaldehyde.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) Formic aldehyde, regarded as a methylene derivative.

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  • noun chemistry Formic aldehyde, regarded as a methylene derivative.

Etymologies

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oxy- +‎ methylene

Examples

  • Formaldehyde is also known as methanal, methylene oxide, oxymethylene, methylaldehyde, and oxomethane.

    Public Health Statement for Formaldehyde

  • Poh, a junior chemistry major from Lexington, Ky., and Bowman presented "Preparation of an Expanded Porous Matrix Composed of Blended Poly (vinyl alcohol) Poly (2-acrylamido-2 - methyl propane sulfonic acid) Crosslinked by Poly (oxymethylene), a Catalytic Agent for the Transesterification of Triglycerides with Methanol."

    High Point University Headlines

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