cresylic acid

noun

Definition of cresylic acid

1 : cresol especially : a crude mixture of the three cresols
2 : a mixture of phenols (as cresols and xylenols) obtained from coal tar or cracked petroleum oils

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“Cresylic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cresylic%20acid. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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