Medical Dictionary

acrolein


acrolein

noun acro·le·in \ə-ˈkrō-lē-ən\

Definition of ACROLEIN

:  a toxic colorless liquid aldehyde C3H4O with acrid odor and irritating vapors that polymerizes readily into resins and is used chiefly in organic synthesis (as of methionine)—called also acrylaldehyde
February 26, 2015
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