Meaning of pyrogallol


Pronunciation: (pī"ru-gal'ôl, -ol, -gu-lôl', -lol'), [key]
— n.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous, solid, phenolic compound, CH(OH), obtained by heating gallic acid and water: used chiefly as a developer in photography, as a mordant for wool, in dyeing, and in medicine in the treatment of certain skin conditions. Also called
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