Complete Definition of "glycerol"

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Noun
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  1. organic compound 1,2,3-trihydroxy-propane or propan-1,2,3-triol; a trihydric alcohol
  2. A syrupy sweet liquid obtained as a by-product in the manufacture of soap from animal or vegetable oils and fats; it is used as an antifreeze, a plasticizer, and a food sweetener and in the manufacture of dynamite, cosmetics etc.

Synonyms
E422 when used as a sweetener
glycerin
glycerine

Derived terms
phosphatidylglycerol

Related terms
glyceride

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