Meaning of glutaraldehyde

glu•tar•al•de•hyde

Pronunciation: (gl"tu-ral'du-hīd"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a nonflammable liquid, CHO, soluble in water and alcohol, toxic and an irritant, used for tanning leather and as a fixative for samples to be examined under the electron microscope.
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