carbolic acid


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car·bol·ic acid

 (kär-bŏl′ĭk)
n.
See phenol.

carbolic acid

(kɑːˈbɒlɪk) or

carbolic

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for phenol, esp when it is used as an antiseptic or disinfectant
[C19: carbolic, from carbo- + -ol1 + -ic]

phe•nol

(ˈfi nɔl, -nɒl)

n.
1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous substance, C6H5OH, used chiefly as a disinfectant, as an antiseptic, and in organic synthesis.
2. any analogous hydroxyl derivative of benzene.
[1850–55]
phe•no•lic (fɪˈnoʊ lɪk, -ˈnɒl ɪk) adj.

car·bol·ic acid

(kär-bŏl′ĭk)
See phenol.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carbolic acid - a toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; used in manufacturing and as a disinfectant and antiseptic; poisonous if taken internally
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent, solvent - a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"
Translations

carbolic acid

nKarbolsäure f

carbolic acid

[kɑːˈbɒlɪkˈæsɪd] nacido fenico, fenolo
References in classic literature ?
There was blood, I saw, in the sink,--brown, and some scarlet--and I smelt the peculiar smell of carbolic acid.
Sir Launcelot got up steam, he and I loaded up the kettle with unslaked lime and carbolic acid, with a touch of lactic acid added thereto, then filled the thing up with water and inserted the steam-spout under the canopy.
The medical man, finding that Bullock and the woman were suffering from carbolic acid, administered an emetic, after which they were removed to the Infirmary by the horse ambulances.
1867: Joseph Lister performed a mastectomy on his sister Isabella using carbolic acid as an antiseptic.
The concentration of free carbolic acid in the sample was determined by means of the calibration curve.
Even if the cyst is ruptured and cannot be removed completely, the germinal layer should be scraped and treated with carbolic acid or electric cauterization.
FYI: The store's name comes from a famous English lawsuit over a product that claimed to cure influenza by releasing vapors of carbolic acid into the nostrils.
The plan calls for cleaning up a former carbolic acid plant and uranium processing factory at Nelson Parade in Hunters Hill, the Australian Broadcasting Corp.
Just to rub salt, vinegar and maybe some carbolic acid, into the wounds, former Scotland midfield warrior Billy McKinlay helped mastermind the result.
Aspiration of the contents and injection of an irritant solution like iodine tincture or 3-5% carbolic acid leads to destruction of the bursal lining followed by granulation, cicatrisation and obliteration of the cavity (Stashak loc.
The story then identifies how Lister made antisepsis applicable to surgery, with the application of carbolic acid to wounds, initially as a dressing in 1867 (Guthrie 1949) and then by spraying it onto the wound in 1871 (Fisher 1977).