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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kre'sol

Definition: A mixture of the three isomeric methyl phenols, 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(s): tricresol

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