(organic chemistry) Alternative spelling of glycerine.
Origin of glycerin
French glycérinefrom Greek glukerossweet
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Frenchglycérine, from Ancient Greek γλυκερός (glukeros, “sweet”).
Glycerin Sentence Examples
Glycerin is also a product of certain kinds of fermentation, especially of the alcoholic fermentation of sugar; consequently it is a constituent of many wines and other fermented liquors.
It is obtainable from most natural fatty bodies by the action of alkalis and similar reagents, whereby the fats are decomposed, water being taken up, and glycerin being formed together with the alkaline salt of some particular acid (varying with the nature of the fat).