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glyc·er·ol

n :  a sweet syrupy hygroscopic trihydroxy alcohol C3H8O3 usu. obtained by the saponification of fats and used esp. as a solvent and plasticizer, as a moistening agent, emollient, and lubricant, and as an emulsifying agent - called also glycerin  .
 
   
 
Similar sounding terms:  Clo·za·ril  glyc·er·yl 

 
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