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- n. The univalent radical derived from acrylic acid :- CH2=CH-CO-
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chem., a hypothetical radical (CH2:CH.CO) of which acrylic acid is the hydrate.
From acrolein, from Latin acer "sharp" + olere "to smell" (Wiktionary)