Origin of glycerin
- a colorless, odorless, syrupy, sweet liquid, C3H8O3, usually obtained by the saponification of natural fats and oils: used for sweetening and preserving food, in the manufacture of cosmetics, perfumes, inks, and certain glues and cements, as a solvent and automobile antifreeze, and in medicine in suppositories and skin emollients.
Origin of glycerol
Examples from the Web for glycerine
But be careful; most of the things are only temporarily mounted—just in glycerine.The Bacillus of Beauty
It had not been hurt by the glycerine blast that had trapped Asher.
Care is, however, necessary, in moistening the wool with glycerine.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
Denatured alcohol, glycerine, water, a little color and perfume.Junior Achievement
If then it is a smooth solution, nearly as thin as glycerine, it is fit for use.
- another name (not in technical usage) for glycerol
- a colourless or pale yellow odourless sweet-tasting syrupy liquid; 1,2,3-propanetriol: a by-product of soap manufacture, used as a solvent, antifreeze, plasticizer, and sweetener (E422). Formula: C 3 H 8 O 3Also called (not in technical usage): glycerine, glycerin
Word Origin and History for glycerine
also glycerine, thick, colorless syrup, 1838, from French glycérine, coined by French chemist Michel-Eugène Chevreul (1786-1889), from Greek glykeros "sweet" (see glucose) + chemical ending -ine (2). So called for its sweet taste. Still in popular use, but in chemistry the substance now is known as glycerol.
- Glycerol or a preparation of glycerol.
- A sweet syrupy fluid obtained by the saponification of fats and fixed oils, used as a solvent, a skin emollient, and as a vehicle and sweetening agent; it is also used by injection or in suppository form for constipation and orally to reduce ocular tension.
- See glycerol.
- A sweet, syrupy liquid obtained from animal fats and oils or by the fermentation of glucose. It is used as a solvent, sweetener, and antifreeze and in making explosives and soaps. Glycerol consists of a propane molecule attached to three hydroxyl (OH) groups. Also called glycerin, glycerine. Chemical formula: C3H8O3.