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pyrocatechol

[ pahy-ruh-kat-i-chawl, -chol, -kawl, -kol ]
/ ˌpaɪ rəˈkæt ɪˌtʃɔl, -ˌtʃɒl, -ˌkɔl, -ˌkɒl /
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Also py·ro·cat·e·chin [pahy-ruh-kat-uh-chin, -kin]. /ˌpaɪ rəˈkæt ə tʃɪn, -kɪn/.

Origin of pyrocatechol

First recorded in 1885–90; pyro- + catechol
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British Dictionary definitions for pyrocatechol

pyrocatechol

pyrocatechin (ˌpaɪrəʊˈkætɪkɪn)

/ (ˌpaɪrəʊˈkætɪˌtʃɒl, -kɒl) /

noun
another name for catechol
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for pyrocatechol

pyrocatechol
[ pī′rō-kătĭ-kôl′, -kōl′ ]

n.
A biologically important organic phenol, having two hydroxyl groups attached to the benzene ring; used as a topical antiseptic.catechol
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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