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Glycol

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Glycol

(Science: chemistry) a thick, colourless liquid, C2H4(OH)2, of a sweetish taste, produced artificially from certain ethylene compounds. It is a diacid alcohol, intermediate between ordinary ethyl alcohol and glycerin.

Any one of the large class of diacid alcohols, of which glycol proper is the type.

Origin: glycerin _ -ol. See glycerin.