from The Century Dictionary.

  • Derived from glycerin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, glycerin.
  • adjective (Chem.) an organic acid, obtained by the partial oxidation of glycerin, as a thick liquid. It is a hydroxyl derivative of propionic acid, and has both acid and alcoholic properties.

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  • adjective organic chemistry Of or pertaining to glycerol
  • adjective organic chemistry Of or pertaining to glyceric acid or its derivatives


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