Noun Acetin Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acetin

Pronunciation:

/əˈsɛtɪn//ˈasɪtɪn//əˈsiːtɪn/

Definition:
1.

noun

Any of five acetates of glycerol, which are thick oily liquids used as solvents and plasticizers; specifically = monoacetin. Compare also "diacetin", "triacetin".
    ((n.) A combination of acetic acid with glycerin.)


    Origin:
    Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Quarterly Journal of the Chemical Society. From French acétine from acét- (in acétique) + -ine, after glycérine glycerine.

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