pyrocatechol

noun
py·​ro·​cat·​e·​chol | \ ˌpī-rō-ˈka-tə-ˌkȯl How to pronounce pyrocatechol (audio) , -ˌkōl \

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First Known Use of pyrocatechol

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pyrocatechol was in 1881

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“Pyrocatechol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyrocatechol. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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pyrocatechol

noun
py·​ro·​cat·​e·​chol | \ ˌpī-rō-ˈkat-ə-ˌkȯl How to pronounce pyrocatechol (audio) , -ˌkōl How to pronounce pyrocatechol (audio) \

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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