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[glahy-kawl, -kol] /ˈglaɪ kɔl, -kɒl/

Also called ethylene glycol, ethylene alcohol. a colorless, sweet liquid, C 2 H 6 O 2 , used chiefly as an automobile antifreeze and as a solvent.
Also called diol. any of a group of containing two hydroxyl groups.
another name (not in technical usage) for ethanediol, diol

glycol gly·col (glī’kôl’, -kōl’)

(glī’kôl’, -kōl’)


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