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cresol


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cresol  \Cre"sol\  (kr[=e]"s[=o]l),  n.  [From  {Creosote}.]  (Chem.) 
  Any  one  of  three  metameric  substances,  {CH3.C6H4.OH}, 
  homologous  with  and  resembling  phenol.  They  are  obtained  from 
  coal  tar  and  wood  tar,  and  are  colorless,  oily  liquids  or 
  solids. 
 
  Note:  [Called  also  {cresylic  acid}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cresol 
  n  :  any  of  three  poisonous  colorless  isomeric  phenols;  derived 
  from  coal  or  wood  tar;  used  as  a  disinfectant  [syn:  {methyl 
  phenol}] 




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