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 (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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(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]
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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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This study revealed similar results as compared to our study that Formo- cresol was superior to calcium hydroxide in primary molar pulpotomies.
It is also confirmed possible that the monomerization and/or the demethylalion of methoxy group of the lignocresol covert the lignocresol into lower [M.sub.w] monophenol derivatives originated from wood, such as guaiacol, catechol, and cresols.
Most triathlon race directors and participants don't know that many permanent ink markers currently used for triathlon body marking can contain toxic industrial solvents such as xylene, toluene, and cresol which are absorbed into the bloodstream through vapors and skin contact.
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According to the Toxic Use Reduction Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, commercially available kitchen cleaners often contain chlorine, ammonia, lye, formaldehyde, cresol or sulfuric acid.
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