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[eth-uh-nol-uh-meen, -noh-luh-, -nuh-lam-in] /ˌɛθ əˈnɒl əˌmin, -ˈnoʊ lə-, -nəˈlæm ɪn/
noun, Chemistry
a viscous liquid with an odor of ammonia, C 2 H 7 NO, used to remove carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide from natural gas, and in the manufacture of antibiotics.
Also called colamine.
Origin of ethanolamine
1895-1900; ethanol + amine Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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ethanolamine in Science
  (ěth'ə-nŏl'ə-mēn', -nō'lə-)   
A colorless liquid used in the purification of petroleum, as a solvent in dry cleaning, and as an ingredient in paints and pharmaceuticals. Chemical formula: C2H7NO.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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