Definition of macrogol in English:

macrogol

noun

Chemistry Pharmacology
  • Any of a series of water-soluble hydrophilic polymers having the general formula H—(O·CH₂·CH₂)ₙ—OH), where n is 4 or greater.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Pharmaceutical Journal. Probably from macro- + g- and -ol.

Pronunciation

macrogol

/ˈmakrə(ʊ)ɡɒl/