from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of three isomeric phenols, CH3C6H4OH, used in resins and as a disinfectant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. either of the three isomeric phenols derived from toluene: ortho-, meta- or para-methylphenol
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of three metameric substances, CH3.C6H4.OH, homologous with and resembling phenol. They are obtained from coal tar and wood tar, and are colorless, oily liquids or solids. [Called also cresylic acid.]
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A phenol having the formula C7H8O, occurring in coal- and wood-tar. When pure it forms a colorless crystalline mass. Also cresylic acid and cressol.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of three poisonous colorless isomeric phenols; derived from coal or wood tar; used as a disinfectant
Alteration of creosol.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)