phenol
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈfinəl/, /ˈfinɑl/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈfiːnəl/, /ˈfiːnɒl/
Noun

phenol

  1. (organic compound, uncountable) A caustic, poisonous, white crystalline compound, C6H5OH, derived from benzene and used in resins, plastics, and pharmaceuticals and in dilute form as a disinfectant and antiseptic; once called carbolic acid.
  2. (organic chemistry, countable) Any of a class of aromatic organic compounds having at least one hydroxyl group attached directly to the benzene ring.
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