cresyl

[kres-il, kree-sil]
Also cre·syl·ic [kri-sil-ik] /krɪˈsɪl ɪk/.

Origin of cresyl

First recorded in 1860–65; cres(ol) + -yl
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British Dictionary definitions for cresylic

cresylic

adjective
  1. of, concerned with, or containing creosote or cresol

Word Origin for cresylic

C19: from cre (o) s (ote) + -yl + -ic
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