phloroglucinol

[ flawr-uh-gloo-suh-nawl, -nol, flor- ]
/ ˌflɔr əˈglu səˌnɔl, -ˌnɒl, ˌflɒr- /
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noun Chemistry.

a white to yellow, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, C6H3(OH)3⋅2H2O, used chiefly in analytical chemistry and in the preparation of pharmaceuticals.

Nearby words

  1. phloem ray,
  2. phlogistic,
  3. phlogiston,
  4. phlogopite,
  5. phlorizin,
  6. phlox,
  7. phlox family,
  8. phls,
  9. phlyctena,
  10. phlyctenoid

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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Medicine definitions for phloroglucinol

phloroglucinol

[ flôr′ə-glōōsə-nôl′,-nōl′ ]

n.

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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