from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A white crystalline compound, C6H4(OH)2, used to treat certain skin diseases and in dyes, resin adhesives, and pharmaceuticals.
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- n. The diphenol meta-dihydroxy benzene, used as a mild antiseptic and in many industrial applications; isomeric with catechol and hydroquinone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as resorcin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a crystalline phenol obtained from various resins; used in ointments for acne and in dandruff shampoos
res(in) + orc(hil) + -in + -ol1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)