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Medical Term:


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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