phthiocol

phthiocol

[thahy-uh-kawl, -kol]
noun Biochemistry.
a yellow crystalline substance, C 1 1 H 8 O 3 , produced by the human tubercle bacillus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, having antibiotic and blood-clotting properties.

Origin:
1930–35; phthi(sis) + -o- + intrusive -c- + -ol1

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