glycerin

[ glis-er-in ]
/ ˈglɪs ər ɪn /

noun Chemistry.

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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Medicine definitions for glycerin

glycerin

n.

Glycerol or a preparation of glycerol.
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Science definitions for glycerin

glycerin

See glycerol.
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