Meaning of PHENOL in English

PHENOL

[phe.nol] n [ISV phen- + [3]-ol] (ca. 1852) 1: a corrosive poisonous crystalline acidic compound present in coal tar and wood tar that in dilute solution is used as a disinfectant

2: any of various acidic compounds analogous to phenol and regarded as hydroxyl derivatives of aromatic hydrocarbons

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