chlorophenol

noun
chlo·​ro·​phe·​nol | \ ˌklōr-ō-ˈfē-ˌnōl, -ˌnȯl, ˌklȯr-, -fi-ˈ- \
variants: also chlorphenol \ (ˈ)klōr-​, (ˈ)klȯr-​ How to pronounce chlorphenol (audio) \

Medical Definition of chlorophenol

: any of three derivatives C6H5ClO of phenol containing a single chlorine atom per molecule especially : the para derivative that is used as a topical antiseptic

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“Chlorophenol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chlorophenol. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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