pyrocatechol

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

Definition of pyrocatechol

: catechol 2

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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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