orcinol [ôr′sinôr′sə nôl΄, ôr′sənōl΄]
[< It orcello,ARCHIL + -IN1 + -OL1]
a colorless, crystalline compound, C6H3·CH3 (OH) 2, that becomes red in air, obtained from aloes, lichens, etc. and used as a medicine, in dyes, etc.: also orcin [ôr′sin]

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