noun ni·tro·phenol \"+\

Definition of nitrophenol

  1. 1 :  a nitro derivative of phenol: such as a :  a yellow crystalline compound O2NC6H4OH used chiefly in organic synthesis —called also ortho-nitrophenol b :  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

  2. 2 usually nitro phenol :  a nitro derivative of any of the class of phenols

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Origin and Etymology of nitrophenol

International Scientific Vocabulary nitr- + phenol

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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