ethylene-alcohol

ethylene alcohol

noun
glycol ( def 1 ).
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glycol

[glahy-kawl, -kol]
noun
1.
Also called ethylene glycol, ethylene alcohol. a colorless, sweet liquid, C 2 H 6 O 2 , used chiefly as an automobile antifreeze and as a solvent.
2.
Also called diol. any of a group of alcohols containing two hydroxyl groups.

Origin:
1855–60; glyc(erin) + (alcoh)ol

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glycol (ˈɡlaɪkɒl)
 
n
ethanediol another name (not in technical usage) for diol
 
glycolic
 
adj
 
glycollic
 
adj

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glycol gly·col (glī'kôl', -kōl')
n.

  1. Any of various alcohols containing two hydroxyl groups.

  2. Ethylene glycol.

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glycol   (glī'kôl', -kōl')  Pronunciation Key 
  1. See ethylene glycol.

  2. Any of various alcohols containing two hydroxyl groups (OH).


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