a yellow, flammable liquid, C 3 H 4 O, having a stifling odor, usually obtained by the decomposition of glycerol: used chiefly in the synthesis of commercial and pharmaceutical products.
During the oxidation of the fats, the glycerine in them is converted to acrolein or acryl-aldehyde, which also aids the tanning.
Principles and Practice of Fur Dressing and Fur Dyeing William E. Austin
acrolein, a light volatile limpid liquid obtained by the destructive distillation of fats.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
acrolein is a clear colourless liquid, lighter than water, boiling at about 125 F.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley
a colourless or yellowish flammable poisonous pungent liquid used in the manufacture of resins and pharmaceuticals. Formula: CH2:CHCHO
a sculptured figure having the head and extremities of stone and the torso of other material. Historical Examples acrolith, ak′ro-lith, n. a statue of the earlier Greek artists having the trunk made of wood and the extremities of stone. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various noun (esp in ancient Greek sculpture) […]
a chronic disease characterized by enlargement of the bones of the head, the soft parts of the feet and hands, and sometimes other structures, due to excessive secretion of growth hormone by the pituitary gland. Historical Examples acromegaly is characterised by abnormal growth, chiefly in the bones of the head, face, and extremities. Degeneracy Eugene […]
acromelalgia acromelalgia ac·ro·me·lal·gi·a (āk’rō-mə-lāl’jē-ə, -jə) n. A form of erythromelalgia characterized by redness, pain, and swelling of the fingers and toes, headache, and vomiting.
acromelia acromelia ac·ro·me·li·a (āk’rō-mē’lē-ə, -mēl’yə) n. A form of dwarfism in which shortening is most evident in the most distal segment of the limbs.