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[mass 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.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Veterinarians at Purdue University in Indiana treated dogs with a a liquid polymer known as polyethylene glycol within 72 hours of suffering a serious spinal cord injury.’
- ‘Recent studies have suggested that certain polymers, such as polyethylene glycol, improve the function of surfactant.’
- ‘Polymers (especially polyethylene glycol, PEG) are empirically known as a very effective crystallization reagent for proteins.’
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