pentachlorophenol

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

Definition of pentachlorophenol

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

1879

First Known Use of pentachlorophenol

1879


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pentachlorophenol

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

Medical Definition of pentachlorophenol

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


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