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cre•sol



Pronunciation: (krē'sôl, -sol), [key]
n.
any of three isomeric compounds having the formula C7H8O, usually derived from coal tar and wood tar, and used chiefly as a disinfectant. Also called methyl phenol. Cf. tricresol.

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