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catechol

[kat-i-kawl, -kol]
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noun
  1. a colorless, crystalline, dihydroxyl derivative of benzene, C6H6O2, the ortho isomer, used chiefly in photography, for dyeing, and as a reagent; pyrocatechol.
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Origin of catechol

First recorded in 1875–80; catech(u) + -ol1
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Examples from the Web for catechol

Historical Examples

  • Tanning materials are divided into two main classes: Pyrogallol, Catechol.

    Leather

    K. J. Adcock

  • These skins are tanned with turwar bark, which contains a catechol tannin.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett

  • The other is called the catechol group and is strongly condemned.

    Library Bookbinding

    Arthur Low Bailey

  • Catechol tans, often obtained from barks, contain usually about 60 per cent.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett

  • It is a catechol tan of peculiarly mellow quality and great practical value.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett


British Dictionary definitions for catechol

catechol

noun
  1. a colourless crystalline phenol found in resins and lignins; 1,2-dihydroxybenzene. It is used as a photographic developer. Formula: C 6 H 4 (OH) 2Also called: pyrocatechol
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Word Origin

C20: from catechu + -ol 1
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catechol in Medicine

catechol

(kătĭ-kôl′, -kōl′)
catechol in Science

catechol

[kătĭ-kôl′, -kōl′]