Meaning of phthiocol

phthi•o•col

Pronunciation: (thī'u-kôl", -kol"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a yellow crystalline substance, CHO, produced by the human tubercle bacillus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, having antibiotic and blood-clotting properties.
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