resorcinol


res·or·cin·ol

noun \rə-ˈzr-sə-ˌnl, -ˌnōl\

Definition of RESORCINOL

:  a crystalline phenol C6H6O2 obtained from various resins or artificially and used especially in making dyes, pharmaceuticals, and resins

First Known Use of RESORCINOL

1880

res·or·cin·ol

noun \-ˌl, -ˌōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RESORCINOL

: a crystalline phenol C6H6O2 obtained from various resins or artificially and used in medicine as a fungicidal, bactericidal, and keratolytic agent

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