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phenol phe·nol (fē'nôl', -nōl')
A caustic, poisonous, white crystalline compound derived from benzene and used in pharmaceuticals and in dilute form as an antiseptic. Also called carbolic acid, phenic acid.
Any of a class of aromatic organic compounds having at least one hydroxyl group attached directly to the benzene ring.
carbolic acid car·bol·ic acid (kär-bŏl'ĭk)
|carbolic acid |