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pentachlorophenol

noun pen·ta·chlo·ro·phe·nol \ˌpen-tə-ˌklr-ə-ˈfē-ˌnōl, -fi-ˈ\

Definition of PENTACHLOROPHENOL

:  a crystalline compound C6Cl5OH used especially as a wood preservative and fungicide and a disinfectant

First Known Use of PENTACHLOROPHENOL

1879

pentachlorophenol

noun pen·ta·chlo·ro·phe·nol \ˌpent-ə-ˌklōr-ə-ˈfē-ˌnōl, -ˌnl-, -ˌklr-, -fi-ˈ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PENTACHLOROPHENOL

:  a crystalline compound C6Cl5OH used especially as a wood preservative, insecticide, and fungicide—called also PCP

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