pentachlorophenol

noun pen·ta·chlo·ro·phe·nol \ ˌpen-tə-ˌklȯr-ə-ˈfē-ˌnōl , -fi-ˈnōl \

Definition of pentachlorophenol

: a crystalline compound C6Cl5OH used especially as a wood preservative and fungicide and a disinfectant

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1869

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pentachlorophenol

noun pen·ta·chlo·ro·phe·nol \ ˌpent-ə-ˌklōr-ə-ˈfē-ˌnōl , -ˌnȯl- , -ˌklȯr- , -fi-ˈ \

medical Definition of pentachlorophenol

: a crystalline compound C6Cl5OH used especially as a wood preservative, insecticide, and fungicide called also PCP

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