Definition of creosol
: a colorless aromatic phenol CH3O(CH3)C6H3OH obtained from beechwood tar and guaiacum resin; 2-methoxy-para-cresol
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Origin and Etymology of creosol
International Scientific Vocabulary creosote + -ol; probably originally formed as German kreosol
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