ethylene glycol Word Origin noun Chemistry.
Origin of ethylene glycol First recorded in 1900–05 British Dictionary definitions for ethylene glycol ethylene glycol noun
- another name for ethanediol
ethylene glycol in Medicine ethylene glycol n.
- A colorless syrupy alcohol used as an antifreeze in cooling and heating systems.
ethylene glycol in Science ethylene glycol [glī′kôl′]
- A poisonous, syrupy, colorless alcohol used as an antifreeze in heating and cooling systems that use water. Ethylene glycol is chemically like ethanol but has two hydroxyl (OH) groups instead of one. Also called glycol. Chemical formula: C2H6O2.