Catechol meaning

kătĭ-kôl, -kŏl, -kōl
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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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(organic chemistry) The biologically important diphenol ortho-dihydroxy benzene; isomeric with hydroquinone and resorcinol.
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Origin of catechol

  • catech(u) –ol

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From catech(u) +‎ -ol.

    From Wiktionary