xylenol etymology

English word xylenol comes from English phenol, English xylene

Detailed word origin of xylenol

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
phenol English (eng) (organic chemistry, countable) Any of a class of aromatic organic compounds having at least one hydroxyl group attached directly to the benzene ring.. (organic compound, uncountable) A caustic, poisonous, white crystalline compound, C6H5OH, derived from benzene and used in resins, plastics, and pharmaceuticals and in dilute form as a disinfectant and antiseptic; once called carbolic acid.
xylene English (eng) (chemistry) Any of a group of three isomeric aromatic hydrocarbons, di-methyl-benzene, found in coal and wood tar.
xylenol English (eng) (organic chemistry) An arene compound with two methyl groups and a hydroxyl group.

Words with the same origin as xylenol

Descendants of phenol
chlorophenyl nosophen phenacetolin
Descendants of xylene