phenol coefficient

noun

Medical Definition of phenol coefficient

: a number relating the germicidal efficiency of a compound to phenol regarded as having an arbitrarily assigned value of 1 toward specified bacteria (as typhoid bacteria) under specified conditions

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“Phenol coefficient.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phenol%20coefficient. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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