carbolic acid

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carbolic acid

noun

Definition of CARBOLIC ACID

:  phenol 1

Origin of CARBOLIC ACID

International Scientific Vocabulary carb- + Latin oleum oil — more at oil
First Known Use: circa 1859

carbolic acid

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CARBOLIC ACID

: phenol 1

carbolic acid

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Organic compound, simplest member of the class of phenols. A colourless liquid with a bland, sweetish odour, it is toxic and caustic. It is a high-volume industrial chemical used chiefly in the manufacture of phenol-formaldehyde resins (see formaldehyde; plastics), epoxy resins, nylon, herbicides, biocides, other synthetic chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and dyes. It is also a solvent and general disinfectant. The phenol coefficient is a number that expresses the germicidal action of a chemical compared with that of phenol.

Variants of CARBOLIC ACID

carbolic acid or phenol

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