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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crystalline compound, C12H6(OH)4 + 2H2O, formed, together with resorcinol and pyrocatechol, when the extract of sapan-wood is melted with caustic soda. It is probably tetra-hydroxydiphenyl.

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