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glyc·er·ol

 (glĭs′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)
n.
A syrupy, sweet, colorless or yellowish liquid triol, C3H8O3, obtained from fats and oils as a byproduct of saponification and used as a solvent, antifreeze, plasticizer, and sweetener and in the manufacture of dynamite, cosmetics, liquid soaps, inks, and lubricants.

glycerol

(ˈɡlɪsəˌrɒl)
n
(Chemistry) a colourless or pale yellow odourless sweet-tasting syrupy liquid; 1,2,3-propanetriol: a by-product of soap manufacture, used as a solvent, antifreeze, plasticizer, and sweetener (E422). Formula: C3H8O3. Also called (not in technical usage): glycerine or glycerin
[C19: from glycer(ine) + -ol1]

glyc•er•ol

(ˈglɪs əˌrɔl, -ˌrɒl)

n.
a colorless liquid, C3H8O3, used as a sweetener and preservative, and in suppositories and skin emollients.
[1880–85; glycer (in) + -ol1]

glyc·er·ol

(glĭs′ə-rôl′)
A sweet, syrupy liquid obtained from animal fats and oils or by the fermentation of glucose. It is used as a solvent, sweetener, and antifreeze and in making explosives and soaps. Also called glycerin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glycerol - a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oilsglycerol - a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils
alcohol - any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
Translations

glycerol

[ˈglɪsərɒl] Nglicerol m

glycerol

nGlyzerin nt

glycerol, glycerin

n glicerol m, glicerina
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