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carbolic acid

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noun
  1. phenol(def 1).
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British Dictionary definitions for carbolic acid

carbolic acid

noun
  1. another name for phenol, esp when it is used as an antiseptic or disinfectant
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Word Origin

C19: carbolic, from carbo- + -ol 1 + -ic
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carbolic acid in Medicine

carbolic acid

(kär-bŏlĭk)
n.
  1. phenol

carbolic acid in Science

carbolic acid

[kär-bŏlĭk]
  1. See phenol.
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