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resorcin

resorcin


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Resorcin  \Res*or"cin\  (r?z-?r"s?n),  n.  [Resin  +  orcin.  So  called 
  because  in  its  higher  homologue  it  resembles  orcin.]  (Chem.) 
  A  colorless  crystalline  substance  of  the  phenol  series, 
  obtained  by  melting  certain  resins,  as  galbanum,  asafetida, 
  etc.,  with  caustic  potash.  It  is  also  produced  artificially 
  and  used  in  making  certain  dyestuffs,  as  phthale["i]n, 
  fluoresce["i]n,  and  eosin.