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pentachlorophenol

[pen-tuh-klawr-uh-fee-nawl, -nol, -klohr-] /ˌpɛn təˌklɔr əˈfi nɔl, -nɒl, -ˌkloʊr-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C 6 Cl 5 OH, used chiefly in fungicides, disinfectants, and wood preservatives.
Origin of pentachlorophenol
1875-1880
1875-80; penta- + chloro-2 + phenol
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pentachlorophenol

/ˌpɛntəˌklɔːrəˈfiːnɒl/
noun
1.
a white crystalline water-insoluble compound used as a fungicide, herbicide, and preservative for wood. Formula: C6Cl5OH
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