Phenol meaning

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A caustic, poisonous, white crystalline compound, C6 H6 O, derived from benzene and used in resins, plastics, and pharmaceuticals and in dilute form as a disinfectant and antiseptic.
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Any of a class of aromatic organic compounds having at least one hydroxyl group attached directly to the benzene ring.
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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.
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Any of a group of aromatic hydroxyl derivatives of benzene, similar in structure and composition to phenol.
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A caustic, poisonous, white crystalline compound, C6 H6 O, derived from benzene and used in resins, plastics, and pharmaceuticals and in dilute form as a disinfectant.
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Any of a class of aromatic organic compounds having at least one hydroxyl group attached directly to the benzene ring.
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Any of a class of organic compounds that contain a hydroxyl group (OH) attached to a carbon atom that is part of an aromatic ring. Phenols are similar to alcohols but are more soluble in water, and occur as colorless solids or liquids at room temperature. Some phenols occur naturally in the essential oils of plants. Phenols are used in industry to make plastics and detergents.
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The simplest phenol, consisting of a benzene ring attached to a hydroxyl group (OH). It is a poisonous, white, crystalline compound and is used to make plastics and drugs. Also called carbolic acid. Chemical formula: C6H6O.
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(organic chemistry, uncountable) A caustic, poisonous, white crystalline compound, C6H5OH, derived from benzene and used in resins, plastics, and pharmaceuticals and in dilute form as a disinfectant and antiseptic; once called carbolic acid.
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(organic chemistry, countable) Any of a class of aromatic organic compounds having at least one hydroxyl group attached directly to the benzene ring.
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