pyrogallol

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noun py·ro·gal·lol \ ˌpī-rō-ˈga-ˌlȯl , -ˌlōl ; -ˈgȯ- \

Definition of pyrogallol

:a poisonous bitter crystalline phenol C6H6O3 with weak acid properties that is usually obtained by pyrolysis of gallic acid and used especially as a mild reducing agent (as in photographic developing)

Origin and Etymology of pyrogallol

International Scientific Vocabulary pyro- + gallic (acid) + 1-ol


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pyrogallol

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noun py·ro·gal·lol \ -ˈgal-ˌȯl , -ˌōl; -ˈgȯ-ˌlȯl , -ˌlōl \

medical Definition of pyrogallol

:a poisonous crystalline phenol C6H6O3 formerly used as a topical antimicrobial (as in the treatment of psoriasis)

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