Cresol Definition

krēsôl, -sŏl, -sōl
noun
Any of three isomeric, colorless, oily liquids or solids with the formula CH3C6H4OH, prepared by the fractional distillation of coal tar and used in the preparation of disinfectants, fumigating compounds, and dyestuffs.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • methyl phenol
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Other Word Forms of Cresol

Noun

Singular:
cresol
Plural:
cresols

Origin of Cresol

  • Alteration of creosol

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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