Meaning of acrolein

a•cro•le•in

Pronunciation: (u-krō'lē-in), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a yellow, flammable liquid, CHO, having a stifling odor, usually obtained by the decomposition of glycerol: used chiefly in the synthesis of commercial and pharmaceutical products. Also called
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