resorcinol

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

Definition of resorcinol

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

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First Known Use of resorcinol

1880


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resorcinol

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noun res·or·cin·ol \-ˌȯl, -ˌōl\

Medical Definition of resorcinol

  1. :  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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