acrolein[ə krō′lē in]
acrolein definition by Webster's New World
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a yellowish or colorless, acrid liquid, CH:CHCHO, whose fumes irritate the eyes: it is formed by the decomposition of glycerol and is used in organic synthesis and in plastics, poison gas, etc.
Origin: acr(id) plush Classical Latin olere, to smell plush -in
acrolein definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A colorless, flammable, poisonous liquid aldehyde, CH2CHCHO, having an acrid odor and vapors irritating to the eyes.
Origin: acr(id) + olein.