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ethylene oxide

noun

Definition of ethylene oxide

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



Circa 1884

First Known Use of ethylene oxide

circa 1884


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ethylene oxide

noun

Medical Definition of ethylene oxide

  1. :  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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