Meaning of chlorophenol


Pronunciation: (klôr"u-fē'nôl, -nol, klōr"-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. any of three isomers having the formula CHClO, derived from chlorine and phenol, used chiefly as intermediates in the manufacture of dyes.
  2. any derivative of phenol of which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by chlorine atoms.
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