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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A white crystalline compound, C6H4(OH)2, with bactericidal, fungicidal, and keratolytic properties, used in the treatment of acne and other skin diseases and as a component of dyes and resin adhesives.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as resorcin.

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  • noun organic chemistry The diphenol meta-dihydroxy benzene, used as a mild antiseptic and in many industrial applications; isomeric with catechol and hydroquinone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a crystalline phenol obtained from various resins; used in ointments for acne and in dandruff shampoos

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[res(in) + orc(hil) + –in + –ol.]

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