Cresol

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Cresol

HO-C6H4-CH3; hydroxytoluene; methylphenol;a mixture of the three isomeric cresols, o-, m-, and p-cresol, obtained from coal tar. Its properties are similar to those of phenol, but it is less poisonous; used as an antiseptic and disinfectant.

Synonym: tricresol.

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