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Definition of "glutaraldehyde" [glutaraldehyde]

  • A water-soluble oily liquid, OHC(CH2)3CHO, containing two aldehyde groups, used in tanning leather and as a fixative for biological tissues. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "glutaraldehyde" in a sentence
  • "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has stated that if the final product has come in contact with synthetic agent glutaraldehyde, then it cannot be called "natural," which they define as meaning no artificial or synthetic ingredients were added."
  • "Food and Drug Administration has stated that if the final product has come in contact with synthetic agent glutaraldehyde, then it cannot be called "natural," which they define as meaning no artificial or synthetic ingredients were added."
  • "Be careful not to get the glutaraldehyde on your skin as it may cause an irritation."