Definitions of carbolic acid

  1. a toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; used in manufacturing and as a disinfectant and antiseptic; poisonous if taken internally Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. An antiseptic and disinfectant. It is active against a wide range of micro-organisms including some fungi and viruses, but is only slowly effective against spores. It has been used to disinfect skin and to relieve itching. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p801) Medical Dictionary DB
  3. Phenol. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  4. Antiseptic and disinfectant; phenol. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  5. An acid produced from coal-tar, used as a disinfectant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A caustic poison, used as an antiseptic and disinfectant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. An acid procured from coal-tar. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A colourless oily liquid obtained from coal-tar. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. same as phenol{1}, (C6H5.OH). See phenol{1}. dictgcide_fs
  10. kar-bol'ik as'id, n. an acid produced from coal-tar, used as a disinfectant. [L. carbo, coal.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  11. crystalline acid, C6H6O, from coal-tar: disinfectant and antiseptic. American pocket medical dictionary.
  12. C6H6O, crystalline, officially known as phenol, from coal-tar; antiseptic and germicide, very poisonous. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  13. See phenol, also under acid. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  14. (Chem.) An oily liquid obtained from coal-tar, used as a disinfectant. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy