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glycerin

[ glis-er-in ]
/ ˈglɪs ər ɪn /
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Also glyc·er·ine [glis-er-in, -uh-reen, glis-uh-reen]. /ˈglɪs ər ɪn, -əˌrin, ˌglɪs əˈrin/.

Origin of glycerin

1830–40; <French glycérine, equivalent to Greek glyker(ós) sweet + -ine-in2
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Medical definitions for glycerin

glycerin

n.
Glycerol or a preparation of glycerol.
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Scientific definitions for glycerin

glycerin

See glycerol.
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