Pronunciation: (par"u-fôr-mal'du-hīd", -fur-), [key]
a white, crystalline polymer of formaldehyde, (HCOH)n, from which it is obtained by evaporation of the aqueous solution: used chiefly as an antiseptic. Also called par•a•form Pronunciation: (par'u-fôrm"). [key]
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