cresol

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: cresol red
Previous Word in the Dictionary: crescograph
All Words Near: cresol

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up cresol? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More