formaldehyde

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See also: formaldéhyde

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Structure diagram of formaldehyde

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  • IPA(key): /fɔː(ɹ)ˈmældɪhaɪd/
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  • Hyphenation: for‧mal‧de‧hyde

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formaldehyde (countable and uncountable, plural formaldehydes)

  1. (organic chemistry) The simplest aldehyde, HCHO, a colourless gas that has many industrial applications; it dissolves in water to give formol (10%) and formalin.
    • 2010, Don Thompson, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark, Aurum Press Limited (→ISBN)
      The shark chosen to replace the original was injected with 224 gallons of formaldehyde, ten times the amount used on the first shark and in a stronger concentration.

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