Definitions

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  • n. A liquid hydrocarbon obtained by the decomposition of veratric acid, and constituting the dimethyl ether of pyrocatechin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A liquid hydrocarbon obtained by the decomposition of veratric acid, and constituting the dimethyl ether of pyrocatechin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless, crystalline compound, C6H4(OCH3)2, prepared by heating barium veratrate. It melts at 15° C. and boils at 205–206° C. Also called pyrocatechol dimethyl ether or 1,2-dimeth-oxybenzene.

Etymologies

veratric +‎ -ol (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Opinions vary from 10mg per day of trans-veratrol to as much as 300mg a day being described as 'safe' with no obvious side effects.

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