Carbolic acid and ether or carbolic-acid spray may be used instead.
Disinfectants and carbolic-acid dressings were used unsparingly.
She was, in reality, not so very far removed from the carbolic-acid crisis.
phenol phe·nol (fē'nôl', -nōl')
A caustic, poisonous, white crystalline compound derived from benzene and used in pharmaceuticals and in dilute form as an antiseptic. Also called carbolic acid, phenic acid.
Any of a class of aromatic organic compounds having at least one hydroxyl group attached directly to the benzene ring.
carbolic acid car·bol·ic acid (kär-bŏl'ĭk)