acrolein acrolein  /ˈæ kroʊ ˌlin/


  • (n) a pungent colorless unsaturated liquid aldehyde made from propene


  1. Great was the relief of pharmacologists, therefore, when President McKitterick withdrew the acrolein advertising story pending further experiments, which are still going on.
  2. Other cilia-damaging components, such as acetaldehyde and acrolein, are cut down by an activated charcoal filter, especially if the charcoal is compressed.


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