polyethylene glycol

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polyethylene glycol

n. Abbr. PEG
Any of a family of high molecular weight liquids and waxes that are condensation polymers of ethylene glycol, are soluble in water and in many organic solvents, and are used in detergents, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals and as emulsifiers, lubricants, and plasticizers.

polyeth′ylene gly′col


n.
any of a series of polymers of ethylene glycol, having a molecular weight from about 200 to 6000, used as an emulsifying agent and lubricant.
[1885–90]
Translations
polyethyleenglycol
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A novel tableted purgative for colonoscopic preparation: Efficacy and safety comparisons with Colyte and Fleet Phospho-Soda.
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