noun Date: 1879 a crystalline compound C6Cl5OH used especially as a wood preservative and fungicide and a disinfectant

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  • pentachlorophenol — [pen΄tə klôr΄ə fē′nōl΄, pen΄tə klôr΄ə fē′nôl΄] n. [ PENTA + CHLORO + PHENOL] a white powder, C6Cl5OH, made by chlorinating phenol: used as a herbicide, fungicide, wood preservative, etc …   English World dictionary

  • pentachlorophenol — /pen teuh klawr euh fee nawl, nol, klohr /, n. Chem. a white, crystalline, water insoluble powder, C6Cl5OH, used chiefly in fungicides, disinfectants, and wood preservatives. [1875 80; PENTA + CHLORO 2 + PHENOL] * * * …   Universalium

  • pentachlorophenol — noun A fully chlorinated derivative of phenol that is used as a fungicide and wood preservative Syn: PCP …   Wiktionary

  • pentachlorophenol — Insecticide for termite control; preharvest defoliant; general herbicide. Has been used extensively for use in the preservation of wood, wood products, starches, dextrins, glues. No longer available for consumer use; a powerful irritant. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • pentachlorophenol — n. substance used to kill fungi and as a disinfectant (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pentachlorophenol — [ˌpɛntəˌklɔ:rəʊ fi:nɒl] noun Chemistry a crystalline synthetic compound used in insecticides, fungicides, wood preservatives, etc …   English new terms dictionary

  • pentachlorophenol — pen·ta·chlorophenol …   English syllables

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