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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kre'sol

Definition: A local antiseptic with a higher germicidal power than phenol and less toxicity to tissues; used in disinfectants and fumigants; its acetate derivative is used as a topical antiseptic and fungicide.

Synonym(s): metacresol

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