Origin of pyrocatechol
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1881
Medical Definition of pyrocatechol
: a crystalline phenol C6H6O2 obtained by pyrolysis of various natural substances (as resins and lignins) but usually made synthetically and used especially as a photographic developer and in organic synthesis—called also catechol
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