Meaning of PHENOL in English

PHENOL

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈfē-ˌnōl, -ˌnȯl, fi-ˈ ]

noun

Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary phen- + -ol (III)

Date: circa 1852

1. : 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

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

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