<chemistry> A yellow crystalline substance having a peculiar unpleasant odour, resembling the quinones, and obtained from beechwood tar and coal tar, as also by the oxidation of xylidine.

Synonyms: xyloquinone.

Origin: Phlorol + quinone.

(01 Mar 1998)

phloroglucinol, phloroglucinol reductase, phlorol < Prev | Next > phlox, phloxine, phlyctena, phlyctenar

Bookmark with: icon icon icon icon iconword visualiser Go and visit our forums Community Forums