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glycerin

[glis-er-in] /ˈglɪs ər ɪn/
noun, Chemistry
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Also, glycerine
[glis-er-in, -uh-reen, glis-uh-reen] /ˈglɪs ər ɪn, -əˌrin, ˌglɪs əˈrin/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of glycerin
1830-1840
1830-40; < French glycérine, equivalent to Greek glyker(ós) sweet + -ine -in2
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n.

also glycerine, thick, colorless syrup, 1838, from French glycérine, coined by French chemist Michel-Eugène Chevreul (1786-1889), from Greek glykeros "sweet" (see glucose) + chemical ending -ine (2). So called for its sweet taste. Still in popular use, but in chemistry the substance now is known as glycerol.

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glycerin in Medicine

glycerin glyc·er·in or glyc·er·ine (glĭs'ər-ĭn)
n.
Glycerol or a preparation of glycerol.

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glycerin in Science
glycerin also glycerine
  (glĭs'ər-ĭn)   
See glycerol.
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