Definition of cresyl in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkresəl/ Pronunciation: /ˈkrēˌsil/


[as modifier] Chemistry
Of or denoting a radical —OC6H4CH3, derived from a cresol.
Example sentences
  • Fluorescence quantum yields were determined relative to cresyl violet in methanol.
  • Because of their RNA content, they can be stained with nuclear dyes such as brilliant cresyl blue; the RNA will appear as a reticular network, hence the name reticulocyte.
  • Adjacent sections were stained with 0.5 per cent cresyl violet to localize the gray and white matter.

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Syllabification: cres·yl

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