creosol

noun

cre·​o·​sol
variants or less commonly creasol
ˈkrēəˌsōl,
-ˌsȯl
plural -s
: a colorless aromatic phenol CH3O(CH3)C6H3OH obtained from beechwood tar and guaiacum resin; 2-methoxy-para-cresol

Word History

Etymology

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 22 May. 2024.

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