Meaning of PHENOL in English

PHENOL

noun any one of the series of hydroxyl derivatives of which phenol proper is the type.

2. phenol ·noun a white or pinkish crystalline substance, c6h5oh, produced by the destructive distillation of many organic bodies, as wood, coal, ·etc., and obtained from the heavy oil from coal tar.

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