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Meaning of ACROLEIN

Pronunciation:  u'krowleein

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a pungent colorless unsaturated liquid aldehyde made from propene
 

ACROLEIN is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: propenal
 
 See Also: aldehyde

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*cro"le*in\, n. [L. acer sharp + ol[=e]re to smell.]
(Chem.)
A limpid, colorless, highly volatile liquid, obtained by the
dehydration of glycerin, or the destructive distillation of
neutral fats containing glycerin. Its vapors are intensely
irritating. --Watts.

 

 

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