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xylenol

noun xy·le·nol \ ˈzī-lə-ˌnȯl , -ˌnōl \

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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