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