[pen-tuh-klawr-uh-fee-nawl, -nol, -klohr-]
- a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C6Cl5OH, used chiefly in fungicides, disinfectants, and wood preservatives.
Origin of pentachlorophenol
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- a white crystalline water-insoluble compound used as a fungicide, herbicide, and preservative for wood. Formula: C 6 Cl 5 OH