ethanolamine

noun
eth·​a·​nol·​amine | \ˌe-thə-ˈnä-lə-ˌmēn, -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

noun
eth·​a·​nol·​amine | \ˌeth-ə-ˈnäl-ə-ˌmēn, -ˈnōl- \

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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