from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless syrupy acid, C3H6O4, obtained from oxidation of glycerol.
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- n. A colourless syrupy organic compound, CH2OH.CHOH.COOH, formed by the oxidation of glycerol or glyceraldehyde.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. an organic acid, obtained by the partial oxidation of glycerin, as a thick liquid. It is a hydroxyl derivative of propionic acid, and has both acid and alcoholic properties.
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- n. a syrupy acid obtained by oxidation of glycerol or glyceraldehyde
glycer(in) + -ic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)