sozolic acid

noun so·zol·ic acid \sōˈzälik-, -ˈzōlik-\

Definition of sozolic acid

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of sozolic acid

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


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