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hexylresorcinol

[ hek-sil-ruh-zawr-suh-nawl, -nol ]
/ ˌhɛk sɪl rəˈzɔr səˌnɔl, -ˌnɒl /
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noun Pharmacology.
white or yellowish-white, needle-shaped crystals, C12H18O2, used chiefly as an antiseptic and for the expulsion of intestinal worms.
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Origin of hexylresorcinol

First recorded in 1920–25; hexyl + resorcinol

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British Dictionary definitions for hexylresorcinol

hexylresorcinol
/ (ˌhɛksɪlrɪˈzɔːsɪˌnɒl) /

noun
a yellowish-white crystalline phenol that has a fatty odour and sharp taste; 2,4- dihydroxy-1-hexylbenzene: used for treating bacterial infections of the urinary tract. Formula: C 12 H 18 O 2
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