dinitro-o-cresol

noun
di·ni·tro-o-cre·sol | \ˌdī-ˌnī-trō-ˌō-ˈkrē-ˌsȯl, -ˌsōl \
variants: also dinitro-ortho-cresol \-ˌȯr-thō- \

Medical Definition of dinitro-o-cresol 

: a yellow crystalline compound C7H6N2O5 used especially as an insecticide and herbicide

called also DNOC

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