resorcinol

noun
res·​or·​cin·​ol | \ rə-ˈzȯr-sə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce resorcinol (audio) , -ˌnōl \

Definition of resorcinol

: 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 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, "How to Get Rid of Dark Spots for Good," 28 Sep. 2020 Also look for ingredients like licorice, vitamin C, niacinamide, and resorcinol. Jessica Prince Erlich, Harper's BAZAAR, "The New Skincare Secret," 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, "From Topical Treatments to Lasers, Your Complete Guide to Treating Hyperpigmentation," 7 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of resorcinol

1880, in the meaning defined above

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24 Oct 2020

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“Resorcinol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resorcinol. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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resorcinol

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

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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