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a·cro·le·in

 (ə-krō′lē-ĭn)
n.
A colorless, flammable, poisonous liquid aldehyde, C3H4O, having an acrid odor and vapors irritating to the eyes.

acrolein

(əˈkrəʊlɪɪn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless or yellowish flammable poisonous pungent liquid used in the manufacture of resins and pharmaceuticals. Formula: CH2:CHCHO
[C19: from Latin ācer sharp + olēre to smell + -in]

a•cro•le•in

(əˈkroʊ li ɪn)

n.
a pungent yellow liquid, C3H4O, usu. obtained by the decomposition of glycerol.
[1855–60; < Latin ācr- (s. of ācer) sharp + olē(re) to smell + -in1]
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Noun1.acrolein - a pungent colorless unsaturated liquid aldehyde made from propeneacrolein - a pungent colorless unsaturated liquid aldehyde made from propene
aldehyde - any of a class of highly reactive chemical compounds; used in making resins and dyes and organic acids