Definition of cresyl in English:


Line breaks: cre¦syl
Pronunciation: /ˈkriːsʌɪl
, -sɪl/


[as modifier] Chemistry
  • Of or denoting a radical —OC6H4CH3, derived from a cresol.
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    • 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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