pyrocatechol

noun
py·ro·cat·e·chol | \ˌpī-rō-ˈka-tə-ˌkȯl, -ˌkōl\

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1881, in the meaning defined above

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pyrocatechol

noun
py·ro·cat·e·chol | \ˌpī-rō-ˈkat-ə-ˌkȯl, -ˌkōl \

Medical Definition of pyrocatechol 

: a crystalline phenol C6H6O2 obtained by pyrolysis of various natural substances (as resins and lignins) but usually made synthetically and used especially as a photographic developer and in organic synthesis

called also catechol

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