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guai•a•col



Pronunciation: (gwī'u-kōl", -kôl"), [key]
n. Pharm.
a slightly yellowish, aromatic, crystalline substance, C7H8O2, resembling creosote and usually obtained from guaiacum resin: used in medicine chiefly as an expectorant and local anesthetic. Also called methylcatechol.

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