Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

res(in) + orc(hil) + -in + -ol1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Packed with antioxidants vitamins C & E and essential oils, and free of gluten, sulfates, parabens, ethanolamine, resorcinol, and propylene glycol, Ecocolor delivers a full palette of color choices and is well suited for all hair types.

    Nicole Cothrun Venables: 7 Non-Toxic Solutions to Healthy Hair Color

  • More seriously, if the guy had anything resembling a clue the paper would have been pulped with some sort of waterproof binder (varnish, resorcinol glue or something like that) … I hope.

    Sculptor Models Statue from Pulp

  • More specifically, Jens Eichler got himself some sheets of beech plywood, along with a strong glue (phenol-resorcinol) and some power tools.

    One-Of-A-Kind Wooden Bicycle | Impact Lab

  • So why not try Naturtint, a GMP good manufacturing practices approved permanent hair colourant that is suitable for frequent hair dyers and the chemical-conscious alike, as is it does not contain ammonia, resorcinol or parabens.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Reflex is a semi-permenant hair colourant that is perfect for subtle experimenting as it lasts up to four weeks and is free from ammonia, resorcinol, peroxide and P-phenylenediamine PPD.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • RESORCINOL-FORMALDEHYDE: This is a mixture of resorcinol, antiseptic phenol derived from benzene and formaldehyde.

    Chapter 11

  • The condensation product -- prepared as described for resorcinol, but requiring higher temperature -- is a brick-red powder, insoluble in water.

    Synthetic Tannins

  • On condensing the sulphonic acid with formaldehyde, the same precautions were observed as in the case of resorcinol, but complete fixation of the formaldehyde could only be obtained by finally heating the product for a short time over a free flame, at about 105° C. C.ndensation was indicated by the brownish appearance of the liquid.

    Synthetic Tannins

  • Further, an excellent group of coloring matters, giving fast browns and greens with copper and iron mordants respectively, is formed by naphthol green, resorcinol green, gambin, and dioxin.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 810, July 11, 1891

  • Of the "acid blacks and violets," a few colors are of medium fastness, both on wool and silk, e.g., naphthol black, naphthylamine, black, resorcinol brown, fast brown, etc.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 810, July 11, 1891

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