carbolic acid


noun


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British Dictionary definitions for carbolic acid

carbolic acid

noun

another name for phenol, esp when it is used as an antiseptic or disinfectant

Word Origin for carbolic acid

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

carbolic acid

[kär-bŏlĭk]

n.

phenol
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carbolic acid in Science

carbolic acid

[kär-bŏlĭk]

See phenol.
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