Phlor`o*glu"cin (?), n. [Phloretin + Gr. sweet.] Chem.

A sweet white crystalline substance, metameric with pyrogallol, and obtained by the decomposition of phloretin, and from certain gums, as catechu, kino, etc. It belongs to the class of phenols. [Called also phloroglucinol.]


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