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Medical Term:

triethylene glycol

Pronunciation: tri-eth'i-len gli'kol

Definition: Used in the vapor state as an air-sterilizing agent; toxic to bacteria, fungi, and viruses in low concentrations in air; variations in the humidity of the air limit the germicidal effectiveness.

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