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Meaning of cresol

cre•sol

Pronunciation: (krē'sôl, -sol), [key]
— n.
  1. any of three isomeric compounds having the formula CHO, usually derived from coal tar and wood tar, and used chiefly as a disinfectant. Also calledCf. tricresol.
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