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 (krē′ə-sôl′, -sŏl′, -sōl′)
A colorless to yellow aromatic liquid, C8H10O2, that is a constituent of creosote.


(Elements & Compounds) a colourless or pale yellow insoluble oily liquid with a smoky odour and a burning taste; 2-methoxy-4-methylphenol: an active principle of creosote. Formula: CH3O(CH3)C6H3OH
[C19: from creos(ote) + -ol1]


(ˈkri əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl)

a colorless oily liquid, C8H10O2, used as a disinfectant and in making resins.
[1860–65; creos (ote) + -ol2]
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Noun1.creosol - a colorless to yellow aromatic liquid that is a constituent of creosote
creosote - a colorless or yellowish oily liquid obtained by distillation of wood tar; used as an antiseptic
phenol - any of a class of weakly acidic organic compounds; molecule contains one or more hydroxyl groups
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Particulates formed from incompletely-burned wood carry toxic substances such as creosols, aldehydes and phenols into the lungs, as well as carcinogens such as benzopyrene, dibzezanthracenes and dibenzocarbazoles.