Catechol Definition

katəchôl, katəchōl, katəkôl, katəkōl
noun
Webster's New World

(organic chemistry) The biologically important diphenol ortho-dihydroxy benzene; isomeric with hydroquinone and resorcinol.

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A biologically important organic phenol occurring naturally in lignins and resins. It has two hydroxyl groups attached to a benzene ring. Catechol is very caustic and is used in dyeing and as a photographic developer and an antiseptic. Chemical formula: C6H6O2.
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Other Word Forms of Catechol

Noun

Singular:
catechol
Plural:
catechols

Origin of Catechol

  • From catech(u) +‎ -ol.

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