Orcin



[awr-suh-nawl, -nol] /ˈɔr səˌnɔl, -ˌnɒl/

noun, Chemistry.
1.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C 7 H 8 O 2 , sweet but unpleasant in taste, that reddens on exposure to air: obtained from many lichens or produced synthetically and used chiefly as a reagent for certain carbohydrates.
/ˈɔːsɪˌnɒl/
noun
1.
a colourless crystalline water-soluble solid that occurs in many lichens and from which the dyes found in litmus are derived. Formula: CH3C6H3(OH)2

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