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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) same as phenol{1}, (C6H5.OH). See phenol{1}.

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  • noun an older name for phenol (C6H5OH)

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  • noun a toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; used in manufacturing and as a disinfectant and antiseptic; poisonous if taken internally

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[carb(o)– + –ol + –ic.]

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