catechol

noun
cat·e·chol | \ˈka-tə-ˌkȯl, -ˌkōl\

Definition of catechol 

1 : catechin

2 : a crystalline phenol C6H6O2 obtained from various natural sources but usually made synthetically and used especially in organic synthesis

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To prevent this, Valentine and her colleagues temporarily covered the catechols with capping groups. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Material inspired by ocean mussels could lead to self-healing plastics," 26 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of catechol

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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catechol

noun
cat·e·chol | \ˈkat-ə-ˌkȯl, -ˌkōl \

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