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guaiacol

[ gwahy-uh-kohl, -kawl ]

noun

, Pharmacology.
  1. a slightly yellowish, aromatic, crystalline substance, C 7 H 8 O 2 , resembling creosote and usually obtained from guaiacum resin: used in medicine chiefly as an expectorant and local anesthetic.


guaiacol

/ ˈɡwaɪəˌkɒl /

noun

  1. a yellowish oily creosote-like liquid extracted from guaiacum resin and hardwood tar, used medicinally as an expectorant. Formula: C 7 H 8 O 2


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Word History and Origins

Origin of guaiacol1

First recorded in 1860–65; guaiac(um) + -ol 2

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Word History and Origins

Origin of guaiacol1

from guaiac ( um ) + -ol ²

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Example Sentences

Vanillin typically comes from vanilla beans or is synthesized from the petrochemical precursor guaiacol.

Luff recommends the administration over long periods of guaiacol carbonate, in cachets beginning with doses of 5–10 grs.

Alcohol, m. 21⁄2; Creosote and Guaiacol sulphonates of each, gr.

Similarly the carbonate of guaiacol may be given in doses even as large as a drachm.

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