- A crystalline compound extracted from certain lichens and used to make dyes.
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- Alternative name: 2-hydroxyphenylmethanol; chemical formula: C7H8O2
- Orcinol may react with oxidising materials.
mid 19th century: from modern Latin orcina, from Italian orcello 'orchil'.
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