catechol cat"e*chol (k[a^]t"[e^]*k[add]l`), n. [.] any of a group of chemicals having a benzene ring substituted with two hydroxyl groups in ortho position, especially ortho-dihydroxybenzene itself ({C6H6O2}), also called {pyrocatechol}, used in photography and as a reagent. [PJC]

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  • catechol — Pyrocatechin Pyr o*cat e*chin, n. [Pyro + catechu.] (Chem.) A white crystalline substance, {C6H4(OH)2}, of the phenol series, found in various plants; so called because first obtained by distillation of gum catechu. Called also {catechol},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catéchol — catéchine [ kateʃin ] n. f. • 1853; lat. sc. (areca) catechu; du nom indien du cachou ♦ Chim. Principe actif du cachou utilisé dans la fabrication de produits pharmaceutiques. On dit aussi CATÉCHOL [ kateʃɔl; kɔl ] n. m …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • catechol — noun Date: 1880 1. catechin 2. a crystalline phenol C6H6O2 obtained from various natural sources but usually made synthetically and used especially in organic synthesis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • catechol — /kat i kawl , kol /, n. a colorless, crystalline, dihydroxyl derivative of benzene, C6H6O2, the ortho isomer, used chiefly in photography, for dyeing, and as a reagent; pyrocatechol. [1875 80; CATECH(U) + OL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • catechol — noun The biologically important diphenol ortho dihydroxy benzene; isomeric with hydroquinone and resorcinol. Syn: pyrocatechol …   Wiktionary

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