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[gwahy-uh-kohl, -kawl] /ˈgwaɪ əˌkoʊl, -ˌkɔl/

noun, Pharmacology.
a slightly yellowish, aromatic, crystalline substance, C 7 H 8 O 2 , resembling creosote and usually obtained from resin: used in medicine chiefly as an expectorant and local anesthetic.
a yellowish oily creosote-like liquid extracted from guaiacum resin and hardwood tar, used medicinally as an expectorant. Formula: C7H8O2

guaiacol guai·a·col (gwī’ə-kôl’, -kōl’)
A yellowish, oily, aromatic substance derived from guaiacum or wood creosote and used chiefly as an expectorant, a local anesthetic, and an antiseptic.


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