cresol


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.]
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