hydroxybenzene

hydroxybenzene

[hahy-drok-si-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen]
noun
phenol ( def 1 ).

Origin:
hydroxy- + benzene

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hydroxybenzene

noun
a toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; used in manufacturing and as a disinfectant and antiseptic; poisonous if taken internally [syn: carbolic acid
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