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n :  a poisonous bitter crystalline phenol C6H6O3 with weak acid properties that is obtained usu. by pyrolysis of gallic acid and that is used esp. as a mild reducing agent (as in photographic developing) and in medicine as a topical antimicrobial (as in the treatment of psoriasis) .

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