- Also called ethylene glycol, ethylene alcohol. a colorless, sweet liquid, C2H6O2, used chiefly as an automobile antifreeze and as a solvent.
- Also called diol. any of a group of alcohols containing two hydroxyl groups.
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ethylene-alcohol in Medicine
- Any of various alcohols containing two hydroxyl groups.
- Ethylene glycol.
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ethylene-alcohol in Science
- See ethylene glycol.
- Any of various alcohols containing two hydroxyl groups (OH).
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