pyrocatechuic acid


py·​ro·​cat·​e·​chu·​ic acid
: a crystalline acid C6H3(OH)2COOH derived from pyrocatechol; 2,3-dihydroxy-benzoic acid

Word History


pyrocatechuic from pyr- + catechu + -ic

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“Pyrocatechuic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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