Meaning of PHENOL in English

PHENOL

[ 'fi:nɒl ]

■ noun Chemistry a mildly acidic toxic white crystalline solid used in chemical manufacture. See also carbolic (in sense 1).

↘any compound with a hydroxyl group linked directly to a benzene ring.

Derivatives

~ic adjective

Origin

C19: from Fr. phénole , based on phène 'benzene'.

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