hexylresorcinol

noun hex·yl·res·or·cin·ol \ ˌhek-səl-rə-ˈzȯr-sə-ˌnȯl , -ˌnōl \

Definition of hexylresorcinol

: a crystalline phenol C12H18O2 used as an antiseptic and anthelmintic

First Known Use of hexylresorcinol

1924


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hexylresorcinol

noun hex·yl·res·or·cin·ol \ ˌhek-səl-rə-ˈzȯrs-ᵊn-ˌȯl , -ˌōl \

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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