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.
Tenders are invited for Supply of Hospital Items : Bot-phenol synonym: carbolic acid packaging: glass bottle quantity: 5000 ml assay: 89% min.
1867: Joseph Lister performed a mastectomy on his sister Isabella using carbolic acid as an antiseptic.
1867: Joseph Lister performed a mastectomy on his sister, Isabella, using carbolic acid as an antiseptic.
Just to rub salt, vinegar and maybe some carbolic acid, into the wounds, former Scotland midfield warrior Billy McKinlay helped mastermind the result.
A British surgeon, John Lister, used carbolic acid to sterilize instruments and clean wounds to reduce infections.
Joseph Lister revolutionized surgery with carbolic acid antisepsis.
Authorities have been closely monitoring the river since late Saturday night, when a tanker truck overturned on a highway near the river, resulting in the spillage of the truck's load of carbolic acid.
Two years later, Lister removed a breast tumour from his sister "using a dining table as his operating table, ether for anesthesia and carbolic acid as his antiseptic".
Carbolized catgut was also used to tie vascular pedicles and cotton saturated with a solution of carbolic acid was used to dress the wounds.