nontechnical term for glycerol
also sp. glyc′er·ine
Origin of glycerinFrench glycérine from Classical Greek glykeros, sweet from an unverified form dlykeros from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form dlku-, sweet from source Classical Greek glykys, Classical Latin dulcis, sweet
Glycerol or a preparation of glycerol.
Origin of glycerinFrench glycérine from Greek glukeros sweet
- (organic chemistry) Alternative spelling of glycerine.
From French glycérine, from Ancient Greek γλυκερός (glukeros, “sweet”).