acrolein acrolein  /ˈæ kroʊ ˌlin/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  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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