cresol

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cre·sol

noun \ˈkrē-ˌsl, -ˌsōl\

Definition of CRESOL

:  any of three poisonous colorless crystalline or liquid isomeric phenols C7H8O

Origin of CRESOL

International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from creosote
First Known Use: circa 1869

cre·sol

noun \ˈkrē-ˌsl, -ˌsōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CRESOL

1
: any of three poisonous colorless crystalline or liquid isomeric phenols C7H8O that are used as disinfectants, in making phenolic resins and plasticizers, and in organic synthesis—see metacresol, orthocresol, paracresol
2
: a mixture of cresol isomers—called also tricresol

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