Definition of resorcinol in English:
noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A crystalline compound originally obtained from galbanum resin, used in the production of dyes, resins, and cosmetics.
- We selected five compounds, genistein, metaproterenol, rotenone, p-anisidine and resorcinol, that had extensive genotoxicity and carcinogenicity data and tested them in the standard 7 day exposure SHE assay.
- The entropic penalty is greater for the drugs than for benzene and resorcinol, perhaps because the latter possess fewer degrees of freedom that can be restricted upon binding.
- The subsequently developed resorcinol analogue, orciprenaline, was longer acting, albeit less potent, but clearly neither of them was an ideal drug.
late 19th century: from the earlier term resorcin + -ol.
Definition of resorcinol in:
- US English dictionary
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