|1.||Also called: carbolic acid a white crystalline soluble poisonous acidic derivative of benzene, used as an antiseptic and disinfectant and in the manufacture of resins, nylon, dyes, explosives, and pharmaceuticals; hydroxybenzene. Formula: C6H5OH|
|2.||chem any of a class of weakly acidic organic compounds whose molecules contain one or more hydroxyl groups bound directly to a carbon atom in an aromatic ring|
|See also Bakelite any one of a class of resins derived from phenol, used in paints, adhesives, and as thermosetting plastics|
phenol phe·nol (fē'nôl', -nōl')
A caustic, poisonous, white crystalline compound derived from benzene and used in pharmaceuticals and in dilute form as an antiseptic. Also called carbolic acid, phenic acid.
Any of a class of aromatic organic compounds having at least one hydroxyl group attached directly to the benzene ring.
phenolic phe·no·lic (fĭ-nō'lĭk, -nŏl'ĭk)
Of, relating to, containing, or derived from phenol. n.
Any of various synthetic thermosetting resins, obtained by the reaction of phenols with simple aldehydes and used as adhesives.
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