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cresol

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noun cre·sol \ˈkrē-ˌsȯl, -ˌsōl\

Definition of cresol

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

cresol

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noun cre·sol \ˈkrē-ˌsȯl, -ˌsōl\

Medical Definition of cresol

  1. 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. 2:  a mixture of cresol isomers—called also tricresol




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "cresol" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "cresol"


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