Phenol-coefficient



noun, Chemistry.
1.
the number indicating the effectiveness of a disinfectant as a germicide relative to phenol, which is arbitrarily assigned the number 1: based on the time required to kill a given quantity of a specific type of bacteria.

phenol coefficient n.
See Rideal-Walker coefficient.

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