cresol :

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  • n  any of three poisonous colorless isomeric phenols; derived from coal or wood tar; used as a disinfectant

  • By treating fibers with several chemicals, including cresol, alcohol, benzol and hydrochloric acid, he converts them into a resinous plastic.
  • That compound, named para-cresol sulphate, is a byproduct of action by certain bacteria in the gut.

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