name: glycerol biosynthetic process
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def: "The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of glycerol, 1,2,3-propanetriol, a sweet, hygroscopic, viscous liquid, widely distributed in nature as a constituent of many lipids." [GOC:ai, ISBN:0198506732]
synonym: "glycerol anabolism" EXACT 
synonym: "glycerol biosynthesis" EXACT 
synonym: "glycerol formation" EXACT 
synonym: "glycerol synthesis" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0006071 ! glycerol metabolic process
is_a: GO:0019401 ! alditol biosynthetic process
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