Definition of pentachlorophenol
: a crystalline compound C6Cl5OH used especially as a wood preservative and fungicide and a disinfectant
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Pentachlorophenol contains dioxins, which are used in making chemical weapons, like Agent Orange, and can peel away human skin and cause leukemia.
The dinitrophenols and pentachlorophenols, among other members of this group, are widely used as herbicides.
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