Definition of pyrogallol in English:

pyrogallol

Syllabification: py·ro·gal·lol
Pronunciation: /ˌpīrōˈɡalˌôl, -ˌōl
 
/

noun

Chemistry
A weakly acid crystalline compound chiefly used as a developer in photography.
  • Alternative name: 1,3,5-trihydroxybenzene; chemical formula: C6H3(OH)3
More example sentences
  • Catechol and pyrogallol may be substituted for hydroquinone, but are not as suitable.
  • Because of the tanning effect of catechol on emulsion gelatine, it has many of the properties of pyrogallol.
  • One unit of activity was determined as the amount of enzyme that inhibited the oxidation of pyrogallol by 50%.

Definition of pyrogallol in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day animalcule
Pronunciation: ˌanəˈmalˌkyo͞ol
noun
a microscopic animal