Guaiacol meaning

gwī'ə-kôl', -kōl'
A yellowish oily aromatic substance, C7 H8 O2 , derived from guaiacum or wood creosote and used chiefly as an expectorant, antiseptic, and local anesthetic.
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A whitish, crystalline solid or slightly yellowish, oily liquid, C6H4(OH)OCH3, prepared from guaiacum or wood creosote and used in medicine as an expectorant or antiseptic and as a chemical reagent.
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A yellowish oily aromatic substance, C7 H8 O2 , derived from guaiacum or wood creosote and used chiefly as an expectorant, antiseptic, and local anesthetic.
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(organic chemistry) A naturally occurring aromatic organic compound with the chemical formula C6H4(OH)(OCH3), having certain medicinal applications.
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Origin of guaiacol

  • guaiac(um) –ol
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • guaiacum, from which it can be derived, and -ol.
    From Wiktionary