Definition of phloroglucinol in English:

phloroglucinol

noun

Chemistry
  • A colourless or yellowish, sweet-tasting, crystalline phenolic compound which occurs widely in plants and is used as a laboratory reagent (especially for detecting lignin and other carbohydrates), an intermediate in dye manufacture, a preservative for cut plants, etc.; 1,3,5-trihydroxybenzene, C₆H₃(OH)₃. Compare earlier phloroglucin.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From phloroglucin + -ol.

Pronunciation

phloroglucinol

/ˌflɒrə(ʊ)ˈɡluːsɪnɒl//ˌflɔːrə(ʊ)ˈɡluːsɪnɒl/