Origin of ethylene glycol
First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for ethylene glycol
another name for ethanediol
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Medicine definitions for ethylene glycol
A colorless syrupy alcohol used as an antifreeze in cooling and heating systems.
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Science definitions for 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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