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[as modifier] Of or denoting a radical —OC₆H₄CH₃, derived from a cresol.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.