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phenol

Definitions of phenol
  1. noun
    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
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    organic compound
    any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
  2. noun
    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
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    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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