hydroxybenzene

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

Synonyms:
carbolic acid, oxybenzene, phenol, phenylic acid
Type of:
acid
any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent, solvent
a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances

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