Definition of phthiocol in English:

phthiocol

noun

Biochemistry
  • A yellow crystalline pigment, C₁₁H₈O₃, originally isolated from tuberculosis bacilli, which has the action of vitamin K; 3-hydroxy-2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone.

Origin

1930s. From phthi- + -o- + -col. Compare earlier phthioic.

Pronunciation

phthiocol

/ˈ(f)θʌɪəkɒl/