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, oxyphenol. etc.

 

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