any of a series of polymers of ethylene glycol, having a molecular weight of from about 200 to 6000, obtained by condensation of ethylene glycol or of ethylene oxide and water, used as an emulsifying agent and lubricant in ointments, creams, etc.
polyethylene glycol pol·y·eth·yl·ene glycol (pŏl’ē-ěth’ə-lēn’)
Any of a family of high molecular weight compounds that can be liquid or waxlike in consistency, are soluble in water and in many organic solvents, and are used in detergents and as emulsifiers and plasticizers.
Any of a family of polymers that are either colorless liquids or waxy solids and are soluble in water. They are present in many organic solvents. Polyethylene glycols are used in detergents, cosmetics, and as emulsifiers and plasticizers.
[pol-ee-fohm] /ˈpɒl iˌfoʊm/ noun 1. a rigid, semirigid, or rubbery composed of minute bubbles of air or carbon dioxide embedded in a polymer matrix, often polyurethane: used in mattresses, padding, insulation, etc.
[pol-ee-fuhngk-shuh-nl] /ˌpɒl iˈfʌŋk ʃə nl/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. containing more than one .
[puh-lig-uh-luh] /pəˈlɪg ə lə/ noun 1. any plant of the genus Polygala, comprising the milkworts. /pəˈlɪɡələ/ noun 1. any herbaceous plant or small shrub of the polygalaceous genus Polygala See also milkwort
[puh-lig-uh-luh] /pəˈlɪg ə lə/ noun 1. any plant of the genus Polygala, comprising the milkworts. /ˌpɒlɪɡəˈleɪʃəs; pəˌlɪɡ-/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Polygalaceae, a family of plants having flowers with two large outer petal-like sepals, three small sepals, and three to five petals: includes milkwort /pəˈlɪɡələ/ noun 1. any herbaceous plant […]