Definition of orcinol in English:

orcinol

Syllabification: or·ci·nol
Pronunciation: /ˈôrsəˌnäl, -ˌnôl
 
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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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