sozolic acid

so·​zol·​ic acid | \ sōˈzälik-, -ˈzōlik- \

Definition of sozolic 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

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History and Etymology for sozolic acid

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

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“Sozolic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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