follow Dictionary.com

Your favorite word could be our Word of the Day!

phloroglucinol

[flawr-uh-gloo-suh-nawl, -nol, flor-] /ˌflɔr əˈglu səˌnɔl, -ˌnɒl, ˌflɒr-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
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-] /ˌflɔr əˈglu sɪn, ˌflɒr-/ (Show IPA),
phloroglucine
[flawr-uh-gloo-seen, -sin, flor-] /ˌflɔr əˈglu sin, -sɪn, ˌflɒr-/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; phlor(izin) + -o- + gluc- + -in2 + -ol1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
phloroglucinol in Medicine

phloroglucinol phlo·ro·glu·cin·ol (flôr'ə-glōō'sə-nôl',-nōl')
n.
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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for phloroglucinol

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for phloroglucinol

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for phloroglucinol