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cre·sol(krē′sôl′, -sŏl′, -sōl′)
Any of three isomeric phenols, C7H8O, used in resins and as a disinfectant.
[Alteration of creosol.]
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(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
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cre•sol(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.
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|Noun||1.||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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