phloroglucin

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phlor·o·glu·cin

, phloroglucinolphloroglucol (flōr'ō-glū'sin, -glū'sin-ol, -glū'kol),
An isomer of pyrogallol, obtained from resorcinol by fusion with caustic soda; used as a reagent with vanillin, as a decalcifier of bone specimens, and as an antispasmodic.
[phloridzin + G. glykys, sweet, + -in]
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phloroglucin

a dye that with hydrochloric acid, stains LIGNIN bright red in sections of plant material.
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