Meaning of PHENOL in English

PHENOL

noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary phen- + 3-ol Date: circa 1852 a corrosive poisonous crystalline acidic compound C 6 H 5 OH present in the tars of coal and wood that in dilute solution is used as a disinfectant, any of various acidic compounds analogous to ~ and regarded as hydroxyl derivatives of aromatic hydrocarbons

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