pyrocatechol[pī′rō kat′ə c̸hôl′, -c̸hōl′, -kôl′, -kōl′]
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a white, crystalline phenol, CH(OH), occurring naturally in plants and now usually produced synthetically: used as an antiseptic, as a photographic developer, etc.
Origin: pyro- plush catech(u) plush -ol
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pyrocatechol - Medical Definition
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A biologically important organic phenol, having two hydroxyl groups attached to the benzene ring; used as a topical antiseptic. Also called catechol.