guaiacol

noun

guai·​a·​col ˈg(w)ī-ə-ˌkȯl How to pronounce guaiacol (audio) -ˌkōl How to pronounce guaiacol (audio)
: a fragrant liquid or solid compound C7H8O2 obtained by distilling guaiacum or from wood-tar creosote or made synthetically and used chiefly as an expectorant and as a local anesthetic

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“Guaiacol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/guaiacol. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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