Definition of monoacetin in English:

monoacetin

Pronunciation /ˌmɒnəʊˈasɪtɪn/ /ˌmɒnəʊəˈsiːtɪn/

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.

Origin

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