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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Formalin  \For"ma*lin\,  n.  [Formic  +  aldehyde  +  -in.]  (Chem.) 
  An  aqueous  solution  of  formaldehyde,  used  as  a  preservative 
  in  museums  and  as  a  disinfectant. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  formalin 
  n  :  a  10%  solution  of  formaldehyde  in  water;  used  as  a 
  disinfectant  or  to  preserve  biological  specimens  [syn:  {formol}] 




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