Definition of paracresol in English:

paracresol

Pronunciation /ˌparəˈkriːsɒl/

noun

Chemistry
  • The para -isomer of cresol, a low-melting crystalline solid with disinfectant properties, present in coal tar; 4-methylphenol, (CH₃)C₆ H₄ OH.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From para- + cresol.