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[flawr-uh-gloo-suh-nawl, -nol, flor-]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a white to yellow, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, C6H3(OH)3⋅2H2O, used chiefly in analytical chemistry and in the preparation of pharmaceuticals.
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Also phlor·o·glu·cin [flawr-uh-gloo-sin, flor-] /ˌflɔr əˈglu sɪn, ˌflɒr-/, phlor·o·glu·cine [flawr-uh-gloo-seen, -sin, flor-] /ˌflɔr əˈglu sin, -sɪn, ˌflɒr-/.

Origin of phloroglucinol

First recorded in 1875–80; phlor(izin) + -o- + gluc- + -in2 + -ol1
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Historical Examples of phloroglucinol

  • Furthermore, fisetin should give protocatechuic acid and phloroglucinol by fusion with caustic potash under proper conditions.

    Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron)

    William Anderson Syme

phloroglucinol in Medicine


  1. A white, slightly sweet, crystalline compound used as an antispasmodic, analytical reagent, and decalcifier of bone specimens for microscopic examination.phloroglucin
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