xylenol

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xylenol

[′zī·lə‚nȯl]
(organic chemistry)
(CH3)2C6H3OH Highly toxic, combustible crystals; slightly soluble in water, soluble in most organic solvents; melts at 20-76°C; used as a chemical intermediate, disinfectant, solvent, and fungicide, and for pharmaceuticals and dyestuffs.