xylenol

noun
xy·​le·​nol | \ ˈzī-lə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce xylenol (audio) , -ˌnōl How to pronounce xylenol (audio) \

Medical Definition of xylenol

: any of six crystalline isomeric phenols C8H10O or a mixture of them derived from the xylenes, found in coal tar, and used chiefly as disinfectants and in making phenolic resins — compare chloroxylenol

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“Xylenol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/xylenol. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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