Definition of Glycol

1. Noun. A sweet but poisonous syrupy liquid used as an antifreeze and solvent.

Exact synonyms: Ethanediol, Ethylene Glycol
Generic synonyms: Antifreeze



2. Noun. Any of a class of alcohols having 2 hydroxyl groups in each molecule.
Exact synonyms: Dihydric Alcohol, Diol
Generic synonyms: Alcohol

Definition of Glycol

1. n. A thick, colorless 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.

Definition of Glycol

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) Any aliphatic diol. ¹

2. Noun. (organic compound) A thick, colourless liquid, C2H4(OH)2, of a sweetish taste, produced artificially from certain ethylene compounds and used as an antifreeze; ethylene glycol. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Glycol

1. an alcohol [n -S] : GLYCOLIC [adj] - See also: alcohol

Medical Definition of Glycol

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glycol

glycogenolyses
glycogenolysis
glycogenolytic
glycogenosis
glycogens
glycogeusia
glycoglycerolipid
glycoglycerolipids
glycoglycinuria
glycohydrolase
glycohydrolases
glycohydrolysis
glycohydrolytic
glycoinositolphospholipid
glycoinositolphospholipids
glycol (current term)
glycol ethers
glycol nucleic acid
glycolaldehyde
glycolaldehydetransferase
glycolate
glycoleucine
glycolic
glycolic acid
glycolic acid dehydrogenase
glycolic aciduria
glycolide
glycolipid
glycolipid lipidosis
glycolipids

Literary usage of Glycol

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1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"glycol diacetate is decomposed with powdered Ca(OH)2, and the mixture distilled under ... glycol is a colourless, odourless, syrupy liquid with sweet taste, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"glycol is a colourless, odourless, syrupy liquid with sweet taste, ... Heated with solid KOH to 250°, glycol yields potassium oxalate and hydrogen (Wurtz). ..."

3. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1867)
"Ethers of glycol. — When glycol is saturated with hydrochloric acid, and heated in a sealed tube to 212° for 24 hours, combination between the two takes ..."

4. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1880)
"It is a colourless liquid which decomposes on distillation, yielding ethylenic iodide and, probably, glycol. glycol is readily acted upon by acetic chloride ..."

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