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polyethylene glycols

Pronunciation: pol'e-eth'i-len gli'kolz

Definition: Condensation polymers of ethylene oxide and water: PEG 300 is a viscous liquid; PEG 6000 is a waxlike solid, PEGs are soluble in water and are used as pharmaceutic aids.

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