hydroxyethylation

noun
hy·​droxy·​eth·​yl·​a·​tion | \ (ˌ)hīˌdräksēˌethəˈlāshən \
plural -s

Definition of hydroxyethylation

: the introduction of a hydroxyethyl group into a compound usually by reaction with ethylene oxide

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History and Etymology for hydroxyethylation

hydroxyethyl + -ation

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“Hydroxyethylation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydroxyethylation. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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