hex·​yl·​res·​or·​cin·​ol ˌhek-səl-rə-ˈzȯr-sə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce hexylresorcinol (audio)
: a crystalline phenol C12H18O2 used as an antiseptic and anthelmintic

Examples of hexylresorcinol in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hexylresorcinol was in 1924

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“Hexylresorcinol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexylresorcinol. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


hex·​yl·​res·​or·​cin·​ol ˌhek-səl-rə-ˈzȯrs-ᵊn-ˌȯl How to pronounce hexylresorcinol (audio) -ˌōl How to pronounce hexylresorcinol (audio)
: a crystalline phenol C12H18O2 used as an antiseptic (as in a throat lozenge) and as an anthelmintic against ascarids (especially Ascaris lumbricoides), hookworms, and whipworms (especially Trichuris trichiura)

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