metacrolein

Metacrolein

Met`a*cro"le*in\, n. [Pref. met- + acrolein.] (Chem.) A polymeric modification of acrolein obtained by heating it with caustic potash. It is a crystalline substance having an aromatic odor.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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