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acetin

noun ac·e·tin \ˈas-ət-ən\

Medical Definition of ACETIN

:  any of three liquid acetates formed when glycerol and acetic acid are heated together: a :  one C3H5(OH)2C2H3O2 containing only one acetate group that is used chiefly in the manufacture of explosives—called also monoacetin b :  one C3H5(OH)(C2H3O2)2 containing two acetate groups that is used chiefly as a plasticizer and solvent—called also diacetin c :  one C3H5(C2H3O2)3 containing three acetate groups that is used chiefly as a plasticizer and solvent and as a fixative in perfumes—called also triacetin
April 19, 2015
desiccate Hear it
to dry up or become dried up
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