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ethylene glycol

noun

Definition of ethylene glycol

  1. :  a thick liquid diol C2H6O2 used especially as an antifreeze and in making polyester fibers



Circa 1884

First Known Use of ethylene glycol

circa 1884


Medical Dictionary

ethylene glycol

noun

Medical Definition of ethylene glycol

  1. :  a thick liquid alcohol C2H6O2 used especially as an antifreeze




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