formaldehyde

formaldehyde (for-mal´de-hId)

A pungent gas, HCHO; used as an antiseptic, disinfectant, and histologic fixative.formic aldehyde, methyl aldehyde; [form(ic) + aldehyde]
active f. 1. a hydroxymethyl derivative of tetrahydrofolate or thiamin pyrophosphate; 2. N5,N10-methylenetetrahydrofo late.

 

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