hexylresorcinol

noun
hex·​yl·​res·​or·​cin·​ol | \ ˌhek-səl-rə-ˈzȯr-sə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce hexylresorcinol (audio) , -ˌnōl\

Definition of hexylresorcinol

: a crystalline phenol C12H18O2 used as an antiseptic and anthelmintic

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The latter is thanks to vitamin C and hexylresorcinol, which is an antioxidant that specifically targets an enzyme required for the production of pigment in the skin, Lain explains. Devon Abelman, Allure, "This Powerful Vitamin C Treatment Helped Me Get the Glass Skin of My Dreams," 19 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of hexylresorcinol

1924, in the meaning defined above

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hexylresorcinol

noun
hex·​yl·​res·​or·​cin·​ol | \ ˌhek-səl-rə-ˈzȯrs-ᵊn-ˌȯl How to pronounce hexylresorcinol (audio) , -ˌōl How to pronounce hexylresorcinol (audio) \

Medical Definition of hexylresorcinol

: 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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