Glycerin

Definition

noun, plural: glycerins

A trihydric alcohol derived from saponification of fats and oils.


Supplement

For human consumption, glycerol is classified by the FDA among the sugar alcohols as a caloric macronutrient. It is used as antifreeze, a plasticizer, and a food sweetener and in the manufacture of dynamite, cosmetics etc.


Also called: glycerol or glycerine


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