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Meaning of RESORCIN

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Res*or"cin\ (r?z-?r"s?n), n. [Resin + orcin. So called
because in its higher homologue it resembles orcin.] (Chem.)
A colorless crystalline substance of the phenol series,
obtained by melting certain resins, as galbanum, asafetida,
etc., with caustic potash. It is also produced artificially
and used in making certain dyestuffs, as phthale["i]n,
fluoresce["i]n, and eosin.

 

 

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