Definition of metacresol in US English:

metacresol

noun

Chemistry
  • The meta isomer of cresol, used chiefly as a disinfectant and in the manufacture of plasticizers and resins.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From meta- + cresol, after German Metakresol.

Pronunciation

metacresol

/ˌmɛtəˈkriːsɒl/