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ethylene glycol

noun, Chemistry
1.
glycol (def 1).
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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British Dictionary definitions for ethylene-glycol

ethylene glycol

noun
1.
another name for ethanediol
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ethylene-glycol in Medicine

ethylene glycol n.
A colorless syrupy alcohol used as an antifreeze in cooling and heating systems.

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ethylene-glycol in Science
ethylene glycol
  (glī'kôl')   
A poisonous, syrupy, colorless alcohol used as an antifreeze in heating and cooling systems that use water. Ethylene glycol is chemically like ethanol but has two hydroxyl (OH) groups instead of one. Also called glycol. Chemical formula: C2H6O2.
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