Definition of Orcinol

1. Noun. (organic compound) A natural phenolic organic compound that occurs in many species of lichen, used in the production of orcein and as a reagent in some chemical tests for pentoses. ¹



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Definition of Orcinol

1. a chemical compound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Orcinol

1. 3,5-dihydroxytoluene;the parent substance of the natural dye orcein, obtained from certain colourless lichens (Lecanora tinctoria, Rocella tinctoria) by treatment with boiling water; used as an external antiseptic in various skin diseases and in chemistry as a reagent for pentoses. Synonym: 5-methylresorcinol, orcin. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orcinol

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orcinol (current term)
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orciprenaline
orciprenaline sulfate
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Literary usage of Orcinol

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1. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1888)
"SUBSTITUTION PRODUCTS OF orcinol. 2038 These are obtained by the same methods as the corresponding resorcinol compounds, which they resemble very closely. ..."

2. Victor Von Richter's Organic Chemistry; Or, Chemistry of the Carbon by Victor von Richter, Richard Anschütz, Georg Schroeter (1900)
"On allowing its ammoniacal solution to stand exposed to the air, orcinol changes ... from the same lichens as orcinol through the action of ammonia and air. ..."

3. Introduction to the Study of Organic Chemistry by Adolf Pinner (1882)
"Both beta- orcinol and cresol are oils which give precipitates with most of the metallic solutions. They yield, when treated with potassium chlorate and ..."

4. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1911)
"The most minute trace of orcinol may be detected by this test. If an alkaline solution of orcinol be heated with a little chloroform, it becomes first ..."

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