Salicin Sal"i*cin, n. [L. salix, -icis, a willow: cf. F. salicine. See {Sallow} the tree.] (Chem.) A glucoside found in the bark and leaves of several species of willow ({Salix}) and poplar, and extracted as a bitter white crystalline substance. also called {salicyl alcohol glucoside}, {salicyl alcohol [beta]-D-glucopyranoside}, or {saligenin [beta]-D-glucopyranoside}, {C13H18O7}. It is used in biochemistry as a standard substrate for evaluating the potency of [beta]-glucosidase in enzymatic preparations. It is also an analgesic. [1913 Webster]

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  • Salicin —   [zu lateinisch salix, salicis »Weide«] das, s, in Rinde und Blättern von Weiden und Pappeln vorkommendes, bitter schmeckendes Glucosid des Salicylalkohols; farblose kristalline Substanz, die aus den Baumrinden durch Extraktion mit heißem Wasser …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Salicin — (Weidenbitter), C26H18O14, krystallisirbarer sogenannter indifferenter Stoff, welcher sich in der Rinde verschiedener Weiden u. Pappelarten, wie Salix helix, S. purpurea, S. alba, S. amygdalina, Populus tremula, P. alba, P. graeca mit Populin u.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Salicin — Salicin, sehr bitter schmeckendes Alkaloid, das in der Rinde u. den Blättern der meisten Weidenarten enthalten ist; officinell …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • salicin — [sal′ə sin] n. [Fr salicine < L salix (gen. salicis), willow, akin to saliva, saliva < IE * salik < base * sal , gray > OE sol, dark, dirty, sealh, willow] a bitter, white, crystalline or powdery glucoside, HOCH2C6H4OC6H11O5, obtained …   English World dictionary

  • Salicin — Strukturformel Allgemeines Name Salicin Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Salicin — chembox new ImageFile = Salicin perspective 2D skeletal.png ImageSize = ImageFile1 = Salicin 3D balls.png ImageSize1 = IUPACName = SystematicName = (2 R ,3 S ,4 S ,5 R ,6 S ) 2 (hydroxymethyl) 6 [2 (hydroxymethyl) phenoxy] oxane 3,4,5 triol… …   Wikipedia

  • salicin — noun Etymology: French salicine, from Latin salic , salix willow more at sallow Date: 1830 a bitter white crystalline glucoside C13H18O7 found in the bark and leaves of several willows and poplars and used in medicine like salicylic acid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • salicin — /sal euh sin/, n. Pharm. a colorless, crystalline, water soluble glucoside, C13H18O7, obtained from the bark of the American aspen: used in medicine chiefly as an antipyretic and analgesic. Also called salicyl alcohol glucoside /sal euh sil/.… …   Universalium

  • salicin — noun A glucoside derivative of salicylic acid; the active principle of willow bark, once used medicinally …   Wiktionary

  • salicin — A glucoside of o hydroxybenzylalcohol, obtained from the bark of several species of Salix (willow) and Populus (poplar); s. is hydrolyzed to glucose and saligenin (salicyl alcohol); formerly used in rheumatoid arthritis. * * * sal·i·cin sal i sin …   Medical dictionary

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