HyperDic: phenol

English > 2 senses of the word phenol:
NOUNsubstancephenolany of a class of weakly acidic organic compounds
substancephenol, carbolic acid, hydroxybenzene, oxybenzene, phenylic acida toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene
phenol > pronunciation
Soundsfeh'nahl; fiy'naal
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
aerosol ... Wiesenthal: 31 rhymes with aal...
English > phenol: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny of a class of weakly acidic organic compounds; molecule contains one or more hydroxyl groups.
NarrowercreosolA colorless to yellow aromatic liquid / liquid that is a constituent of creosote
cresol, methyl phenolAny of three poisonous colorless isomeric phenols
naphtholEither of two phenols derived from naphthalene
pyrogallol, pyrogallic acidA toxic white lustrous crystalline phenol used to treat certain skin diseases and as a photographic developer
resorcinolA crystalline phenol obtained from various resins
tannin, tannic acidAny of various complex phenolic substances of plant origin
thymol, thyme camphor, thymic acidA colorless crystalline solid used in perfume or preserving biological specimens or in embalming or medically as a fungicide or antiseptic
Broaderorganic compoundAny compound of carbon and another element or a radical
Spanishfenol
Catalanfenol
English > phenol: 2 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; used in manufacturing and as a disinfectant and antiseptic; poisonous if taken internally.
Synonymscarbolic acid, hydroxybenzene, oxybenzene, phenylic acid
BroaderacidAny of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
solvent, dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolventA liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances
Spanishácido carbólico, ácido fénico, fenol, oxybenzene
Catalanàcid carbòlic, fenol, oxybenzene

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