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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils.

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  • An enzyme called glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase facilitates the conversion of glucose into triglycerides that increase adipocyte size.
  • We found that it is easily dissolved in glycerol and that by injecting this glycerol solution, the symptoms of Physalia poisoning are reproduced.
  • Percutaneous glycerol rhizotomy (PGR) - also called glycerol injection.
  • "As you go into the winter, the larvae synthesize glycerol, which is an anti-freeze," Cain said. for more
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