creosol

creosol

[kree-uh-sawl, -sol]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless oily liquid, C 8 H 10 O 2 , having an agreeable odor and a burning taste, obtained from wood tar and guaiacum resin: used as a disinfectant, in the manufacture of resins, and in ore flotation.

Origin:
1860–65; creos(ote) + -ol2

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creosol (ˈkriːəˌsɒl)
 
n
a colourless or pale yellow insoluble oily liquid with a smoky odour and a burning taste; 2-methoxy-4-methylphenol: an active principle of creosote. Formula: CH3O(CH3)C6H3OH
 
[C19: from creos(ote) + -ol1]

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