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What does PEGylated mean?

What does the abbreviation PEG mean, and the word ‘pegylated’? I came across this term in a context of an active substance that was ‘PEGylated’.

PEG is an abbreviation of polyethylene glycol (polyeteeniglykoli in Finnish) and pegylated means ‘päällystetty polyeteeniglykoli-nimisellä kemikaalilla’.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PEGylation