ethylene oxide


ethylene oxide

noun

Definition of ETHYLENE OXIDE

:  a colorless flammable toxic compound C2H4O used especially in synthesis (as of ethylene glycol) and in sterilization and fumigation

First Known Use of ETHYLENE OXIDE

circa 1884

ethylene oxide

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ETHYLENE OXIDE

: a colorless flammable toxic gaseous or liquid compound C2H4O used especially in synthesis (as of ethylene glycol) and in fumigation and sterilization (as of medical instruments)

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