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Definition: 'Polyethylene Glycols'

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polyethylene glycols (PEGs, PEG)

Type: Term

Pronunciation: pol′ē-eth′i-lēn glī′kōlz

Definitions:
1. 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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