phenylic acid

phenylic acid

[fuh-nil-ik]
noun Chemistry.
phenol ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1855–60; phenyl + -ic

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phenylic acid

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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