pyro-catechol

pyrocatechol

[pahy-ruh-kat-i-chawl, -chol, -kawl, -kol]
noun Chemistry.
Also, pyrocatechin [pahy-ruh-kat-uh-chin, -kin] .


Origin:
1885–90; pyro- + catechol

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pyrocatechol or pyrocatechin (ˌpaɪrəʊˈkætɪˌtʃɒl, -kɒl, ˌpaɪrəʊˈkætɪkɪn)
 
n
another name for catechol
 
pyrocatechin or pyrocatechin
 
n

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pyrocatechol py·ro·cat·e·chol (pī'rō-kāt'ĭ-kôl', -kōl')
n.
A biologically important organic phenol, having two hydroxyl groups attached to the benzene ring; used as a topical antiseptic. Also called catechol.

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