phthiocol

[ thahy-uh-kawl, -kol ]
/ ˈθaɪ əˌkɔl, -ˌkɒl /

noun Biochemistry.

a yellow crystalline substance, C11H8O3, produced by the human tubercle bacillus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, having antibiotic and blood-clotting properties.

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Origin of phthiocol

1930–35; phthi(sis) + -o- + intrusive -c- + -ol1
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