cresylic acid
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}.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Cresylic acid — Cresylic Cre*syl ic (kr[ e]*s[i^]l [i^]k), a. [From {Creosote}.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, cresol, creosote, etc. [1913 Webster] {Cresylic acid}. (Chem.) See {Cresol}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cresylic acid — noun 1. : cresol; especially : a crude mixture of the three cresols 2. : a mixture of phenols (as cresols and xylenols) obtained from coal tar or cracked petroleum oils * * * cresylic acid noun Cresol • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Cresylic — Cre*syl ic (kr[ e]*s[i^]l [i^]k), a. [From {Creosote}.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, cresol, creosote, etc. [1913 Webster] {Cresylic acid}. (Chem.) See {Cresol}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cresylic — krə̇ˈsilik adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cresyl + ic : relating to, containing, or derived from cresol or creosote * * * cresylic /krə silˈik/ (chem) adjective Of cresol or creosote ORIGIN: From cresol with sfx yl and… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • CH3C6H4OH — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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