Meaning of PHENOL in English

PHENOL

/ ˈfiːnɒl; NAmE -nɑːl/ noun

[ U ] ( chemistry ) a poisonous white chemical. When dissolved in water it is used as an antiseptic and disinfectant , usually called carbolic acid .

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WORD ORIGIN

mid 19th cent.: from French phénole , based on phène benzene.

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