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Medical Term:

glutaraldehyde

Pronunciation: glu'ta-ral'de-hid

Definition: A dialdehyde used as a fixative and as a germicidal agent for disinfection and sterilization of instruments or equipment that cannot be heat sterilized.

Synonym(s): glutaral, glutaraldehyde fixative

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