Definition of monoacetin in English:

monoacetin

noun

Chemistry
  • An acetyl ester, C₅ H₁₀ O₄, of glycerol containing one acetyl group; specifically the α isomer, CH₃ ·COO·CH₂ ·CHOH·CH₂ OH, a thick combustible liquid with industrial uses.

Pronunciation

monoacetin

/ˌmɒnəʊˈasɪtɪn/ /ˌmɒnəʊəˈsiːtɪn/

Origin

Mid 19th century. From mono- + acetin, probably after French monacétine.