phenol coefficient

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noun Chemistry.

the number indicating the effectiveness of a disinfectant as a germicide relative to phenol, which is arbitrarily assigned the number 1: based on the time required to kill a given quantity of a specific type of bacteria.

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phenol coefficient

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Rideal-Walker coefficient
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