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A synthetic crystalline compound used as an insecticide and preservative and in the synthesis of pesticides.
- ‘The chlorine reacts with phenolics in the cork to form trichlorophenol, which is converted to chloroanisoles by moulds growing on the cork, the germination and growth of these moulds being favoured by moist conditions.’
- ‘A study of 138 TCDD-exposed workers at a trichlorophenol production facility found that mean erythrocyte sedimentation rate increased, white blood cell count decreased, and platelet count decreased with current TCDD body burden.’
- ‘Different isomers of trichlorophenol exist according to which ring positions on the phenol contain chlorine atoms.’
- ‘Grey in color and flaky in appearance; 2,4,5-trichlorophenol also looks like small needles.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.