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A colorless sweet-tasting viscous diol, C2H6O2, used as an antifreeze in cooling and heating systems.
(Elements & Compounds) another name for ethanediol
gly•col(ˈglaɪ kɔl, -kɒl)
1. a colorless, sweet liquid, C2H6O2, used chiefly as an automobile antifreeze and as a solvent.
2. any of a group of alcohols containing two hydroxyl groups.
gly•col′ic (-ˈkɒl ɪk) adj.
A poisonous, syrupy, colorless alcohol, C2H6O2. It is used as an antifreeze in heating and cooling systems that use water.