/ (krɪˈsɪlɪk) /
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of, concerned with, or containing creosote or cresol
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Word Origin for cresylic
C19: from cre (o) s (ote) + -yl + -ic
Words nearby cresylic
Crestone Needle, Crestone Peak, crest rail, Crestwood, cresyl, cresylic, cretaceous, Cretan, Cretan bull, Crete, cretic
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How to use cresylic in a sentence
In the inferior carbolic acid soaps there is little or no carbolic acid, but cresylic takes its place.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth