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glycol

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noun gly·col \ˈglī-ˌkȯl, -ˌkōl\

Definition of glycol

  1. :  diol; especially :  ethylene glycol



Origin and Etymology of glycol

International Scientific Vocabulary glyc- + -ol


First Known Use: 1857


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glycol

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noun gly·col \ˈglī-ˌkȯl, -ˌkōl\

Medical Definition of glycol

  1. :  ethylene glycol; broadly :  a related alcohol containing two hydroxyl groups




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