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Biology Glycerol is present in the form of esters in lipids, a product of the digestion of lipids by hydrolysis.

Organic chemistry Trialcohol or triol with the formula CH2OH.CHOH.CH2OH, liquid of density 1.26; melting point 126°C. Obtained by the saponification of triglycerides, it is used in the explosives (cf. nitroglycerine), and plastics industries.


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