pyrocatechol

[ pahy-ruh-kat-i-chawl, -chol, -kawl, -kol ]
/ ˌpaɪ rəˈkæt ɪˌtʃɔl, -ˌtʃɒl, -ˌkɔl, -ˌkɒl /

noun Chemistry.


Nearby words

  1. pyritous,
  2. pyro,
  3. pyro-,
  4. pyrobitumen,
  5. pyroborate,
  6. pyrocellulose,
  7. pyrochemical,
  8. pyrochlore,
  9. pyroclastic,
  10. pyroconductivity

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

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


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

Medicine 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.