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Origin of ethylene glycol

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for ethylene glycol

ethylene glycol

noun
another name for ethanediol
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Medical definitions for ethylene glycol

ethylene glycol

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

ethylene glycol
[ glīkôl′ ]

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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