Definition of cresyl in English:

cresyl

noun

Chemistry
  • as modifier Of or denoting a radical —OC₆H₄CH₃, derived from a cresol.

    • ‘Because of their RNA content, they can be stained with nuclear dyes such as brilliant cresyl blue; the RNA will appear as a reticular network, hence the name reticulocyte.’
    • ‘Fluorescence quantum yields were determined relative to cresyl violet in methanol.’
    • ‘Adjacent sections were stained with 0.5 per cent cresyl violet to localize the gray and white matter.’

Pronunciation

cresyl

/ˈkriːsɪl//ˈkriːsʌɪl/