Meaning of phloroglucinol

phlor•o•glu•cin•ol

Pronunciation: (flôr"u-gl'su-nôl", -nol", flor"-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white to yellow, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, CH(OH)&multiplydot;2HO, used chiefly in analytical chemistry and in the preparation of pharmaceuticals.
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