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Meaning of glycerol

glyc•er•ol

Pronunciation: (glis'u-rôl", -rol"), [key]
— n.
  1. a colorless, odorless, syrupy, sweet liquid, CHO, usually obtained by the saponification of natural fats and oils: used for sweetening and preserving food, in the manufacture of cosmetics, perfumes, inks, and certain glues and cements, as a solvent and automobile antifreeze, and in medicine in suppositories and skin emollients. Also called
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