resorcinol(redirected from 1,3-dihydroxybenzene)
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A dermal antiseptic; pyrocatechol and hydroquinone are isomers of resorcinol.
resorcinol(rĭ-zôr′sə-nôl′, -nōl′, -nŏl′) also
A white crystalline compound, C6H4(OH)2, with bactericidal, fungicidal, and keratolytic properties, used in the treatment of acne and other skin diseases and as a component of dyes and resin adhesives.
resorcinolA drug used externally that softens and helps to remove the horny outer layer of the skin. A keratolytic drug. A brand name for a preparation containing resorcinol is Eskamel.
A dermal antiseptic.