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[kree-sawl, -sol] /ˈkri sɔl, -sɒl/

any of three isomeric compounds having the formula C 7 H 8 O, usually derived from coal tar and wood tar, and used chiefly as a disinfectant.
an aromatic compound derived from phenol, existing in three isomeric forms: found in coal tar and creosote and used in making synthetic resins and as an antiseptic and disinfectant; hydroxytoluene. Formula: C6H4(CH3)OH Also called cresylic acid Systematic name methylphenol

cresol cre·sol (krē’sôl’, -sōl’)
Any of three isomeric phenols used as a disinfectant.


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