Definition of nitrophenol
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 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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