[flawr-uh-gloo-suh-nawl, -nol, flor-]
noun Chemistry.
a white to yellow, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, C 6 H 3 (OH) 3 ⋅2H 2 O, used chiefly in analytical chemistry and in the preparation of pharmaceuticals.
Also, phloroglucin [flawr-uh-gloo-sin, flor-] , phloroglucine [flawr-uh-gloo-seen, -sin, flor-] .

1875–80; phlor(izin) + -o- + gluc- + -in2 + -ol1 Unabridged
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phloroglucinol phlo·ro·glu·cin·ol (flôr'ə-glōō'sə-nôl',-nōl')
A white, slightly sweet, crystalline compound used as an antispasmodic, an analytical reagent, and as a decalcifier of bone specimens for microscopic examination. Also called phloroglucin.

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