Definition of Phenol in English :

Define Phenol in English

Phenol meaning in English

Meaning of Phenol in English

Pronunciation of Phenol in English

Phenol pronunciation in English

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1. phenol

any of a class of weakly acidic organic compounds; molecule contains one or more hydroxyl groups

2. carbolic acid, hydroxybenzene, oxybenzene, phenol, phenylic acid

a toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; used in manufacturing and as a disinfectant and antiseptic; poisonous if taken internally

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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. chemistry
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

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a white crystalline compound, C6H5OH, produced from coal tar or by the hydrolysis of chlorobenzene, and used in making explosives, synthetic resins, etc.: it is a strong, corrosive poison with a characteristic odor, and its dilute aqueous solution, commonly called carbolic acid, is used as an antiseptic, disinfectant, etc.
any of a group of aromatic hydroxyl derivatives of benzene, similar in structure and composition to phenol

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see synonyms of phenol
1. A caustic, poisonous, white crystalline compound, C6H6O, derived from benzene and used in resins, plastics, and pharmaceuticals and in dilute form as a disinfectant. Also called carbolic acid.
2. Any of a class of aromatic organic compounds having at least one hydroxyl group attached directly to the benzene ring.

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