phenol

Definitions of phenol
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n any of a class of weakly acidic organic compounds; molecule contains one or more hydroxyl groups

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pyrogallic acid, pyrogallol
a toxic white lustrous crystalline phenol used to treat certain skin diseases and as a photographic developer
creosol
a colorless to yellow aromatic liquid that is a constituent of creosote
cresol, methyl phenol
any of three poisonous colorless isomeric phenols; derived from coal or wood tar; used as a disinfectant
naphthol
either of two phenols derived from naphthalene
resorcinol
a crystalline phenol obtained from various resins; used in ointments for acne and in dandruff shampoos
tannic acid, tannin
any of various complex phenolic substances of plant origin; used in tanning and in medicine
thyme camphor, thymic acid, thymol
a colorless crystalline solid used in perfume or preserving biological specimens or in embalming or medically as a fungicide or antiseptic
cutch, kutch
tannin extract derived from any of several mangrove barks of Pacific areas
alpha-naphthol
an isomer of naphthol used in dyes
beta-naphthol
an isomer of naphthol used in rubber as an antioxidant
Lysol
a clear oily brown solution of cresols in soap; used as an antiseptic and disinfectant
catechin
a tannic acid that is extracted from black catechu as a white crystalline substance
Type of:
organic compound
any compound of carbon and another element or a radical

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, hydroxybenzene, oxybenzene, 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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