resorcinol

noun
res·or·cin·ol | \rə-ˈzȯr-sə-ˌnȯl, -ˌnōl\

Definition of resorcinol 

: a crystalline phenol C6H6O2 obtained from various resins or artificially and used especially in making dyes, pharmaceuticals, and resins

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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resorcinol

noun
res·or·cin·ol | \-ˌȯl, -ˌōl \

Medical Definition of resorcinol 

: a crystalline phenol C6H6O2 obtained from various resins or artificially and used in medicine as a fungicidal, bactericidal, and keratolytic agent

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