orcinol

noun
or·​cin·​ol | \ ˈȯr-sə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce orcinol (audio) , -ˌnōl How to pronounce orcinol (audio) \

Medical Definition of orcinol

: a crystalline dihydroxy phenol CH3C6H3(OH)2 obtained from various lichens that is used as an analytical reagent

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“Orcinol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/orcinol. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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