protocatechuic

Protocatechuic

Pro`to*cat`e*chu"ic\, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an organic acid which is obtained as a white crystalline substance from catechin, asafetida, oil of cloves, etc., and by distillation itself yields pyrocatechin.
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