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Medical Term:

phenol

Pronunciation: fe'nol

Definition: an antiseptic, anesthetic, and disinfectant; locally escharotic in concentrated form and neurolytic in 3–4% solutions; internally, a powerful escharotic poison.

Synonym(s): carbolic acid, phenyl alcohol

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