: a nitro derivative of phenol: such as
: a yellow crystalline compound O2NC6H4OH used chiefly in organic synthesis

called also ortho-nitrophenol

: a colorless to yellowish isomeric compound O2NC6H4OH used chiefly as an acid-base indicator, as a fungicide, and in organic synthesis

called also para-nitrophenol

usually nitro phenol : a nitro derivative of any of the class of phenols

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary nitr- + phenol

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“Nitrophenol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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