Noun Acrolein Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acrolein

Pronunciation:

/əˈkrəʊlɪɪn//ˈakrəliːn/

Definition:
1.

noun

A colourless, acrid, liquid aldehyde obtained by dehydration of glycerol, used for making plastics and as an aquatic herbicide.
    ((n.) A limpid, colorless, highly volatile liquid, obtained by the dehydration of glycerin, or the destructive distillation of neutral fats containing glycerin. Its vapors are intensely irritating.)


    Origin:
    Mid 19th century. From German Acrolein from classical Latin ācris sharp, pungent + olēre to smell + German -in.

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