from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A yellowish-white crystalline phenol, C6H13C6H3(OH)2, used as an antiseptic and anthelmintic.
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- n. A hexyl derivative of resorcinol that has anaesthetic, antiseptic and antihelmintic properties.
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Many also contain mild antibacterial and antiseptic ingredients such as hexylresorcinol and chlorhexidine to stop secondary infections.
(irium, hexylresorcinol) to the couching of simple ideas in recondite jargon in order to give them the patina of harmlessness or of great importance.