Paraformaldehyde



[par-uh-fawr-mal-duh-hahyd, -fer-] /ˌpær ə fɔrˈmæl dəˌhaɪd, -fər-/

noun, Chemistry.
1.
a white, crystalline polymer of , (HCOH) n , from which it is obtained by evaporation of the aqueous solution: used chiefly as an antiseptic.
/ˌpærəfɔːˈmældɪˌhaɪd/
noun
1.
a white amorphous solid polymeric form of formaldehyde: used as a convenient source of formaldehyde and as a fumigant. Formula: (CH2O)n, where n lies between 6 and 50

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