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acrolein


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acrolein  \A*cro"le*in\,  n.  [L.  acer  sharp  +  ol[=e]re  to  smell.] 
  (Chem.) 
  A  limpid,  colorless,  highly  volatile  liquid,  obtained  by  the 
  dehydration  of  glycerin,  or  the  destructive  distillation  of 
  neutral  fats  containing  glycerin.  Its  vapors  are  intensely 
  irritating.  --Watts. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acrolein 
  n  :  a  pungent  colorless  unsaturated  liquid  aldehyde  made  from 
  propene  [syn:  {propenal}] 




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