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glycol

[glahy-kawl, -kol] /ˈglaɪ kɔl, -kɒl/
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
1855-1860
1855-60; glyc(erin) + (alcoh)ol
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British Dictionary definitions for glycols

glycol

/ˈɡlaɪkɒl/
noun
1.
another name (not in technical usage) for ethanediol, diol
Derived Forms
glycolic, glycollic (ɡlaɪˈkɒlɪk) adjective
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glycols in Medicine

glycol gly·col (glī'kôl', -kōl')
n.

  1. Any of various alcohols containing two hydroxyl groups.

  2. Ethylene glycol.

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glycols in Science
glycol
  (glī'kôl', -kōl')   
  1. See ethylene glycol.

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


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