creosol

noun
cre·​o·​sol
variants: or less commonly creasol \ ˈkrēəˌsōl , -​ˌsȯl \
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for creosol

International Scientific Vocabulary creosote + -ol; probably originally formed as German kreosol

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“Creosol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creosol. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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