Glycerol vs. Glycine

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  • Glycerol (noun)

    1,2,3-trihydroxy-propane or propan-1,2,3-triol; a trihydric alcohol

  • Glycerol (noun)

    A syrupy sweet liquid obtained as a by-product in the manufacture of soap from animal or vegetable oils and fats; it is used as an antifreeze, a plasticizer, and a food sweetener and in the manufacture of dynamite, cosmetics etc.

  • Glycine (noun)

    A nonessential amino acid, amino-acetic acid, C2H5NO2 found in most proteins but especially in sugar cane; the simplest amino acid.

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  • Glycerol (noun)

    a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils

  • Glycine (noun)

    the simplest amino acid found in proteins and the principal amino acid in sugar cane

  • Glycine (noun)

    genus of Asiatic erect or sprawling herbs: soya bean

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