[pahy-ruh-gal-awl, -ol, -guh-lawl, -lol]
- a white, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous, solid, phenolic compound, C6H3(OH)3, obtained by heating gallic acid and water: used chiefly as a developer in photography, as a mordant for wool, in dyeing, and in medicine in the treatment of certain skin conditions.
Origin of pyrogallol
Also called pyrogallic acid.
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- a white lustrous crystalline soluble phenol with weakly acidic properties; 1,2,3-trihydroxybenzene: used as a photographic developer and for absorbing oxygen. Formula: C 6 H 3 (OH) 3
Word Origin for pyrogallol
C20: from pyro- + gall (ic)² + -ol 1
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pyrogallol(pī′rō-găl′ôl′, -ōl′, -gô′lôl′, -lōl′)
- A white, toxic crystalline phenol used as a photographic developer and to treat certain skin diseases.pyrogallic acid
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