Meaning of macrogol in English:

macrogol

Pronunciation /ˈmakrə(ʊ)ɡɒl/

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.

    Frequently followed by a number denoting the average molecular weight of the polymer, as macrogol 1000.

Origin

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