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cresol

noun cre·sol \ˈkrē-ˌsl, -ˌsōl\

Definition of CRESOL

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

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

cresol

noun cre·sol \ˈkrē-ˌsl, -ˌsōl\

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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