noun Chemistry.
a yellow, flammable liquid, C 3 H 4 O, having a stifling odor, usually obtained by the decomposition of glycerol: used chiefly in the synthesis of commercial and pharmaceutical products.
Also called acraldehyde, acrylaldehyde, acrylic aldehyde.

1855–60; < Latin ācr- (stem of ācer) sharp + olē(re) to smell + -in2 Unabridged


noun Chemistry.
Also called acrylic aldehyde.

acryl(ic) + aldehyde Unabridged
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acrolein (əˈkrəʊlɪɪn)
a colourless or yellowish flammable poisonous pungent liquid used in the manufacture of resins and pharmaceuticals. Formula: CH2:CHCHO
[C19: from Latin ācer sharp + olēre to smell + -in]

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