One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
as modifier Of or denoting a radical derived from glycerol by replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms.‘glyceryl trinitrate’
- ‘Special fats which incorporate an emulsifier, usually glyceryl monostearate, are available to the commercial baker.’
- ‘Our sample-preparation methods split the fatty acids from the alcohol components of glyceryl and steryl esters to form fatty-acid methyl esters, which are more amenable to analysis through gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.’
- ‘Another derivative, guaiacol glyceryl ether, is an ingredient in cough medicines, and glycerol methacrylate is used in the manufacture of soft contact lenses to make them permeable to air.’
- ‘Sensitisation to glyceryl monothioglycolate is common, and in 1995 hair cosmetics manufacturers agreed with the hairdressers' guild to stop the use of this allergen in permanent wave solutions.’
- ‘Active compound combinations having a content of glyceryl alkyl ethers and cosmetic and dermatological formulations comprising such active compound combinations’
Mid 19th century: from glycerin + -yl.
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