What does pyrogallol mean?

Definitions for pyrogallol
ˌpaɪ rəˈgæl ɔl, -ɒl, -ˈgɔ lɔl, -lɒlpy·ro·gal·lol

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pyrogallol, pyrogallic acidnoun

    a toxic white lustrous crystalline phenol used to treat certain skin diseases and as a photographic developer


  1. pyrogallolnoun

    A poisonous trihydroxy phenol, 1,2,3-trihydroxybenzene, CH(OH), used is a photographic developer.


  1. Pyrogallol

    Pyrogallol is an organic compound with the formula C6H3(OH)3. It is a water-soluble, white solid although samples are typically brownish because of its sensitivity toward oxygen. It is one of three isomers of benzenetriols.


  1. pyrogallol

    Pyrogallol, also known as benzene-1,2,3-triol, is an organic compound with the formula C6H3(OH)3. It is a white, crystalline solid that is soluble in water and appears in various shades of white to light brown. It is used primarily as photographic developing agent, reducing agent, an antiseptic, and in the synthesis of some dyes. Pyrogallol is derived from the processing of certain plants or synthesized through various chemical reactions. It can be harmful if ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin, and exposure to it can cause some serious health effects.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pyrogallolnoun

    a phenol metameric with phloroglucin, obtained by the distillation of gallic acid as a poisonous white crystalline substance having acid properties, and hence called also pyrogallic acid. It is a strong reducer, and is used as a developer in photography and in the production of certain dyes

  2. Etymology: [Pyrogallic + -ol.]


  1. Pyrogallol

    Pyrogallol or benzene-1,2,3-triol is a benzenetriol.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pyrogallol

    A trihydroxybenzene or dihydroxy phenol that can be prepared by heating GALLIC ACID.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyrogallol in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyrogallol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  • πυρογαλλόληGreek

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