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Definitions for glycerol
ˈglɪs əˌrɔl, -ˌrɒlglyc·erol

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glycerol, glycerin, glycerinenoun

    a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils

Wiktionary

  1. glycerolnoun

    1,2,3-trihydroxy-propane or propan-1,2,3-triol; a trihydric alcohol

  2. glycerolnoun

    A syrupy sweet liquid obtained as a by-product in the manufacture of soap from animal or vegetable oils and fats; it is used as an antifreeze, a plasticizer, and a food sweetener and in the manufacture of dynamite, cosmetics etc.

Wikipedia

  1. Glycerol

    Glycerol (), also called glycerine in British English and glycerin in American English, is a simple triol compound. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. The glycerol backbone is found in lipids known as glycerides. Because it has antimicrobial and antiviral properties, it is widely used in wound and burn treatments approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Conversely, it is also used as a bacterial culture medium. It can be used as an effective marker to measure liver disease. It is also widely used as a sweetener in the food industry and as a humectant in pharmaceutical formulations. Because of its three hydroxyl groups, glycerol is miscible with water and is hygroscopic in nature.

ChatGPT

  1. glycerol

    Glycerol, also known as glycerine or propane-1,2,3-triol, is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. It is widely used in the food industry as a sweetener and humectant, and in pharmaceutical formulations. In the chemical structure, it contains three hydroxyl (OH) groups, which makes it a polyol compound. Glycerol can also be used as a precursor for the synthesis of triacylglycerols and of phospholipids in the liver and adipose tissue.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glycerolnoun

    same as Glycerin

Wikidata

  1. Glycerol

    Glycerol is a simple polyol compound. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is widely used in pharmaceutical formulations. Glycerol has three hydroxyl groups that are responsible for its solubility in water and its hygroscopic nature. The glycerol backbone is central to all lipids known as triglycerides. Glycerol is sweet-tasting and of low toxicity.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Glycerol

    A trihydroxy sugar alcohol that is an intermediate in carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. It is used as a solvent, emollient, pharmaceutical agent, and sweetening agent.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glycerol in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glycerol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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