ethanolamine

noun
eth·​a·​nol·​amine | \ ˌe-thə-ˈnä-lə-ˌmēn How to pronounce ethanolamine (audio) , -ˈnō-, British also ˌē- \

Definition of ethanolamine

: a colorless liquid amino alcohol C2H7NO used especially as a solvent in the synthesis of detergents and in gas purification

First Known Use of ethanolamine

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Ethanolamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethanolamine. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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ethanolamine

noun
eth·​a·​nol·​amine | \ ˌeth-ə-ˈnäl-ə-ˌmēn How to pronounce ethanolamine (audio) , -ˈnōl- How to pronounce ethanolamine (audio) \

Medical Definition of ethanolamine

: a colorless liquid amino alcohol C2H7NO used especially as a solvent for fats and oils, as soap in emulsions (as lotions or creams) when combined with fatty acids, and in gas purification

called also monoethanolamine

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