Definition of orcinol in English:

orcinol

Line breaks: or|cinol
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːsɪnɒl
 
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noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A crystalline compound extracted from certain lichens and used to make dyes.
  • Alternative name: 2-hydroxyphenylmethanol; chemical formula: C7H8O2
More example sentences
  • Orcinol may react with oxidising materials.

Origin

mid 19th century: from modern Latin orcina, from Italian orcello 'orchil'.

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