sozolic acid


so·​zol·​ic acid
: a mixture of the ortho and para isomers of phenolsulfonic acid C6H4(OH)SO3H obtained as a syrupy liquid or crystalline solid by the action of sulfuric acid on phenol and used as an antiseptic

Word History


sozolic International Scientific Vocabulary soz- (from Greek sōzein to save) + -ol + -ic; from its antiseptic character

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