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ethanolamine

[eth-uh-nol-uh-meen, -noh-luh-, -nuh-lam-in]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a viscous liquid with an odor of ammonia, C2H7NO, used to remove carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide from natural gas, and in the manufacture of antibiotics.

Origin of ethanolamine

First recorded in 1895–1900; ethanol + amine
Also called colamine.
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ethanolamine

[ĕth′ə-nŏlə-mēn′, -nōlə-]
  1. 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.
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