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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 glyc·er·in /ˈglɪsrən, ˈglɪsə-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 glyc·er·in /ˈglɪs(ə)rən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Glyc·er·in, Glyc·er·ine, n.  Chem. An oily, viscous liquid, C3H5(OH)3, colorless and odorless, and with a hot, sweetish taste, existing in the natural fats and oils as the base, combined with various acids, as oleic, margaric, stearic, and palmitic. It may be obtained by saponification of fats and oils.  It is a triatomic alcohol, and hence is also called glycerol. See Note under Gelatin.
 Note:It is obtained from fats by saponification, or, on a large scale, by the action of superheated steam. It is used as an ointment, as a solvent and vehicle for medicines, and as an adulterant in wine, beer, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification
          of fats and oils [syn: glycerol, glycerine]