[ klawr-uh-fee-nawl, -nol, klohr- ]
/ ˌklɔr əˈfi nɔl, -nɒl, ˌkloʊr- /

noun Chemistry.

any of three isomers having the formula C6H5ClO, derived from chlorine and phenol, used chiefly as intermediates in the manufacture of dyes.
any derivative of phenol of which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by chlorine atoms.


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Origin of chlorophenol Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for chlorophenol

[ klôr′ō-fēnôl′, -nōl′ ]


One of several substitution products obtained by the action of chlorine on phenol and used as an antiseptic.
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