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noun tri·eth·a·nol·amine \(ˈ)trī-ˌeth-ə-ˈnäl-ə-ˌmēn, -ˈnōl-\

Medical Definition of triethanolamine

  1. :  a soluble hygroscopic basic amino alcohol C6H15NO3 that is used as a reducing agent, a corrosion inhibitor in aqueous solution, and in making fatty acid soaps

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