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Topic: COMPOUNDS

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: carbon + -ol (as in alcohol) + -ic

carbolic acid

noun
     
car‧bol‧ic a‧cid [uncountable]
HCC a liquid that kills bacteria, used for preventing the spread of disease or infection
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