glycerol glycerol  /ɡ ˈlɪ sə ˌroʊl/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils

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Usage(s):

  1. An antifreeze called glycerol is added to prevent destruction of the red cells.
  2. Claus and Nagy got small samples of five chondrites, crushed them in water or glycerol on glass slides and examined them under the microscope.

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