Definition of acrolein in English:

acrolein

(also acroleine)

noun

  • A colourless, acrid, liquid aldehyde obtained by dehydration of glycerol, used for making plastics and as an aquatic herbicide.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From German Acrolein from classical Latin ācris sharp, pungent + olēre to smell + German -in.

Pronunciation:

acrolein

/ˈakrəliːn//əˈkrəʊliɪn/