resorcinol

noun

res·​or·​cin·​ol rə-ˈzȯr-sə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce resorcinol (audio)
-ˌnōl
: a crystalline phenol C6H6O2 obtained from various resins or artificially and used especially in making dyes, pharmaceuticals, and resins

Examples of resorcinol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The gel uses sulfur and resorcinol monoacetate instead of common prescription clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide blends. Chaunie Brusie, Rn, Parents, 26 Feb. 2024 Sulfur and resorcinol: They are usually found together in acne products, including Clearasil Medicated Blemish Cream, Clearasil Medicated Blemish Stick, and Rezamid Lotion. Angela Palmer Updated, Verywell Health, 5 July 2023 Jessner, which unclogs pores with equal parts salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol, an antiseptic exfoliant, and trichloroacetic acid (TCA), which helps brighten dull skin, are the most popular options. Kaitlin Clark, Allure, 1 Nov. 2021 The four hero ingredients (tranexamic acid, phenylethyl resorcinol, niacinamide, and tetrapeptide-30) are major correctors that are safe for all skin types and tones. Bianca Rodriguez, Marie Claire, 28 Sep. 2020 Also look for ingredients like licorice, vitamin C, niacinamide, and resorcinol. Jessica Prince Erlich, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 Mar. 2015 The four hero products (with super science-y names like tranexamic acid, phenylethyl resorcinol, niacinamide, and tetrapeptide-30) are major correctors that are safe for all skin types and tones. Alexandra Engler, Marie Claire, 7 Mar. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of resorcinol was in 1880

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“Resorcinol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resorcinol. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

resorcinol

noun
res·​or·​cin·​ol -ˌȯl How to pronounce resorcinol (audio) -ˌōl How to pronounce resorcinol (audio)
: 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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