guaiacol

guaiacol

[gwahy-uh-kohl, -kawl]
noun Pharmacology.
a slightly yellowish, aromatic, crystalline substance, C 7 H 8 O 2 , resembling creosote and usually obtained from guaiacum resin: used in medicine chiefly as an expectorant and local anesthetic.
Also called methylcatechol.


Origin:
1860–65; guaiac(um) + -ol2

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guaiacol (ˈɡwaɪəˌkɒl)
 
n
a yellowish oily creosote-like liquid extracted from guaiacum resin and hardwood tar, used medicinally as an expectorant. Formula: C7H8O2
 
[from guaiac(um) + -ol²]

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guaiacol guai·a·col (gwī'ə-kôl', -kōl')
n.
A yellowish, oily, aromatic substance derived from guaiacum or wood creosote and used chiefly as an expectorant, a local anesthetic, and an antiseptic.

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