Pronunciation: flor'o-glu'sin, -glu'sin-ol, -glu'kol
Definition: 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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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.