glycerin


glyc·er·in

noun \ˈglis-rən, ˈgli-sə-\

: a thick, sweet, clear liquid used in making medicines, food, soap, etc.

Full Definition of GLYCERIN

:  glycerol

Variants of GLYCERIN

glyc·er·in or glyc·er·ine \ˈglis-rən, ˈgli-sə-\

Origin of GLYCERIN

French glycérine, from Greek glykeros sweet; akin to Greek glykys
First Known Use: 1830

glyc·er·in

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GLYCERIN

Variants of GLYCERIN

glyc·er·in or glyc·er·ine \ˈglis-(ə-)rən\

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