cresol

noun
cre·sol | \ˈkrē-ˌsȯl, -ˌsōl\

Definition of cresol 

: any of three poisonous colorless crystalline or liquid isomeric phenols C7H8O

First Known Use of cresol

circa 1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cresol

International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from creosote

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cresol

noun
cre·sol | \ˈkrē-ˌsȯl, -ˌsōl \

Medical Definition of cresol 

1 : any of three poisonous colorless crystalline or liquid isomeric phenols C7H8O that are used as disinfectants, in making phenolic resins and plasticizers, and in organic synthesis — see metacresol, orthocresol, paracresol

2 : a mixture of cresol isomers

called also tricresol

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