Definition of polyethylene glycol in English:

polyethylene glycol

Syllabification: pol·y·eth·yl·ene gly·col

noun

  • A synthetic resin made by polymerizing ethylene glycol, in particular any of a series of water-soluble oligomers and polymers used chiefly as solvents or waxes.
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    • One such polymer, polyethylene glycol, molecular weight 4000, has been used to potentiate the actomyosin interaction in solution.
    • Adsorbed or grafted hydrophilic polymers such as polyethylene glycol immobilized at the interface between biofluids and biomaterials have gained considerable attention.
    • Recent studies have suggested that certain polymers, such as polyethylene glycol, improve the function of surfactant.

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