pyrocatechol

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py·ro·cat·e·chol

 (pī′rō-kăt′ĭ-kôl′, -kŏl′, -kōl′)
n.
A biologically important phenol, C6H6O2, having two hydroxyl groups attached to the benzene ring, used in dyeing, tanning, photography, and as an antiseptic. Also called catechol.

pyrocatechol

(ˌpaɪrəʊˈkætɪˌtʃɒl; -kɒl) or

pyrocatechin

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for catechol

cat•e•chol

(ˈkæt ɪˌkɔl, -ˌkɒl)

n.
a colorless, crystalline derivative of benzene, C6H6O2, used chiefly in photography, for dyeing, and as a reagent.
Also called pyrocatechol.
[1875–80; catech (u) + -ol1]
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