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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First Known Use of resorcinol

1880


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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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