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.
mid 19th century: from modern Latin orcina, from Italian orcello 'orchil'.
Definition of orcinol in:
- The US English dictionary