1. A compound containing two alcohol groups. 2. Ethylene g., HOCH2CH2OH, the simplest g..

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gly·col 'glī-.kȯl, -.kōl n ETHYLENE GLYCOL broadly a related alcohol containing two hydroxyl groups

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gly·col (gliґkol) any of a group of aliphatic dihydric alcohols having marked hygroscopic properties and useful as solvents and plasticizers.

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