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creosol

[kree-uh-sawl, -sol] /ˈkri əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl/
noun, Chemistry
1.
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
1860-1865
1860-65; creos(ote) + -ol2
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British Dictionary definitions for creosol

creosol

/ˈkriːəˌsɒl/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C19: from creos(ote) + -ol1
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