pyrocatechol

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

Definition of pyrocatechol

  1. :  catechol 2

Origin and Etymology of pyrocatechol

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1881


Medical Dictionary

pyrocatechol

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

Medical Definition of pyrocatechol

  1. :  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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