Definition of creosol in English:

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creosol

Pronunciation: /ˈkrēəsôl/
Pronunciation: /ˈkrēəˌsōl/

noun

Chemistry
A colorless liquid that is the chief constituent of wood-tar creosote.
  • Alternative name:2-methoxy-4-methylphenol; chemical formula: C8H10O2.
Example sentences
  • These toxic by-products include, but are not limited to hydrogen sulfide, phenols, creosols, indoles, and ammonia.
  • Laminated Belting is not resistant to concentrated organic & inorganic acids, phenols & creosols.
  • The aqueous layer is removed and washed three times with 200-ml. portions of benzene, and the benzene extracts are combined with the crude creosol separated initially.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from creosote + -ol.

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Syllabification: cre·o·sol

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