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phenol

noun phe·nol \ˈfē-ˌnōl, -ˌnl, fi-ˈ\

Definition of PHENOL

1
:  a corrosive poisonous crystalline acidic compound C6H5OH present in the tars of coal and wood that in dilute solution is used as a disinfectant
2
:  any of various acidic compounds analogous to phenol and regarded as hydroxyl derivatives of aromatic hydrocarbons

Origin of PHENOL

International Scientific Vocabulary phen- + 3-ol
First Known Use: circa 1852

phenol

noun phe·nol \ˈfē-ˌnōl, -ˌnl, fi-ˈ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHENOL

1
:  a corrosive poisonous crystalline acidic compound C6H5OH present in coal tar and wood tar that is used in the manufacture of resins and plastics, dyes, and pharmaceuticals (as aspirin) and as a topical anesthetic in dilute solution—called also carbolic, carbolic acid, hydroxybenzene
2
:  any of various acidic compounds analogous to phenol and regarded as hydroxyl derivatives of aromatic hydrocarbons

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