Definition of acetin in English:

acetin

noun

Chemistry
  • Any of five acetates of glycerol, which are thick oily liquids used as solvents and plasticizers; specifically = monoacetin. Compare also "diacetin", "triacetin".

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.

Pronunciation

acetin

/əˈsɛtɪn//ˈasɪtɪn//əˈsiːtɪn/