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py•ro•gal•lol



Pronunciation: (pī"ru-gal'ôl, -ol, -gu-lôl', -lol'), [key]
n.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous, solid, phenolic compound, C6H3(OH)3, obtained by heating gallic acid and water: used chiefly as a developer in photography, as a mordant for wool, in dyeing, and in medicine in the treatment of certain skin conditions. Also called py'rogal'lic ac'id.

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