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cresol

[kree-sawl, -sol] /ˈkri sɔl, -sɒl/
noun
1.
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.
Also called cresylic acid, methyl phenol.
Compare tricresol.
Origin of cresol
1860-1865
1860-65; cres- (irregular from creosote) + -ol2
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  • The floor and the lower part of the chambers are treated with cresol; the upper part is whitewashed.

  • They are arranged over cesspools 18 feet deep, disinfected every day with whitewash and cresol, and are quite odourless.

  • Compound solution of cresol is an excellent remedy at this stage.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • For this purpose a 0.5 per cent solution of the compound solution of cresol or of Lugol's solution has been found satisfactory.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • cresol soap and water make a good disinfectant for incubators.

    Mechanical Devices in the Home Edith Louise Allen
  • Among the substances deserving mention under this head we have indol, skatol, cresol, and phenol.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • Lysol is a compound of cresol and linseed-oil soap, and is much less toxic than carbolic acid.

    Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology W. G. Aitchison Robertson
  • So instead of phenol, other coal tar products such as cresol, naphthol or benzene itself may be used.

    Creative Chemistry Edwin E. Slosson
British Dictionary definitions for cresol

cresol

/ˈkriːsɒl/
noun
1.
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
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cresol in Medicine

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

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