Phenol Definition

fēnôl, -nōl, -nŏl
phenols
noun
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A white crystalline compound, C6H5OH, produced from coal tar or by the hydrolysis of chlorobenzene, and used in making explosives, synthetic resins, etc.: it is a strong, corrosive poison with a characteristic odor, and its dilute aqueous solution, commonly called carbolic acid, is used as an antiseptic, disinfectant, etc.
Webster's New World
Any of a group of aromatic hydroxyl derivatives of benzene, similar in structure and composition to phenol.
Webster's New World
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Phenol compounds.
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phenol
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phenols
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