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Webster Dictionary

  1. Picamar(noun)

    an oily liquid hydrocarbon extracted from the creosote of beechwood tar. It consists essentially of certain derivatives of pyrogallol

  2. Origin: [L. pix, picis, pitch + amarus bitter.]

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  1. Picamar

    Picamar is a colorless, hydrocarbon oil extracted from the creosote of beechwood tar with a peculiar odor and bitter taste. It consists of derivatives of pyrogallol. It was discovered by German chemist Karl von Reichenbach in the 1830s.

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