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a•cro•le•in



Pronunciation: (u-krō'lē-in), [key]
n. Chem.
a yellow, flammable liquid, C3H4O, 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.

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acrolectacrolith
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