creosol

noun cre·o·sol \ˈkrēəˌsōl, -ˌsȯl\
variants: less commonly

creasol

\ˈkrēəˌsōl, -ˌsȯl\

Definition of creosol

plural

-s

  1. :  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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