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 (krē′sôl′, -sŏl′, -sōl′)
Any of three isomeric phenols, C7H8O, used in resins and as a disinfectant.

[Alteration of creosol.]


(Elements & Compounds) an aromatic compound derived from phenol, existing in three isomeric forms: found in coal tar and creosote and used in making synthetic resins and as an antiseptic and disinfectant; hydroxytoluene. Formula: C6H4(CH3)OH. Also called: cresylic acid Systematic name: methylphenol


(ˈkri sɔl, -sɒl)

any of three isomers of the compound C7H8O, usu. derived from coal tar and wood tar, and used chiefly as a disinfectant.
[1860–65; cres- (irreg. from creosote) + -ol2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cresol - any of three poisonous colorless isomeric phenols; derived from coal or wood tar; used as a disinfectant
Lysol - a clear oily brown solution of cresols in soap; used as an antiseptic and disinfectant
phenol - any of a class of weakly acidic organic compounds; molecule contains one or more hydroxyl groups
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Industrial chemical cresols and downstream derivatives.
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Cresol solution was found to be contained in a fluid diet for two longtime patients at Yamanashi Red Cross Hospital in the town of Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture, on Wednesday, prompting police to suspect foul play, police officials said Thursday.
Called VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), these gases include formaldehyde, acetone, chloraform, cresol and ammonia, which can be found in synthetic carpet fibers, plastics, dry cleaned goods, paint, and wood glues and preservatives.
Police said the poison used in the latest attack was cresol, a powerful and toxic disinfectant.
On the other hand, many others, including the most popular brand, Lysol disinfectant, contained cresol (a distillate of coal and wood) or mercury chloride, either of which, when used in too high a concentration, caused severe inflammation, burning, and even death.
Cresol and phenol, found in Chloraseptic, may cause a brown or yellow-green color that darkens on standing.
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More detailed data on the above and on the effects of various modifiers such as hydroxy polybutadiene, cashew nut oil, cresol and tall oil on alkyl novolac reinforcing resins utilized in conjunction with NBR, EPDM as well as SBR/NR blends in tire related compounds were reported in a follow-up lab study carried out subsequently (ref.
1% cresol red in a J-tube, were included in each trial (Nigg et al.