Salicylic
Salicylic Sal`i*cyl"ic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an acid formerly obtained by fusing salicin with potassium hydroxide, and now made in large quantities from phenol (carbolic acid) by the action of carbon dioxide on heated sodium phenolate. It is a white crystalline substance. It is used as an antiseptic, and in its salts in the treatment of rheumatism. Called also {hydroxybenzoic} acid. [1913 Webster]

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  • salicylic — /sal euh sil ik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from salicylic acid. [1830 40; < F salicyl the diatomic radical of salicylic acid ( < L salic , s. of salix willow + F yl YL; it was orig. derived from salicin) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • salicylic — /sal euh sil ik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from salicylic acid. [1830 40; F salicyl the diatomic radical of salicylic acid ( < L salic , s. of salix willow + F yl YL; it was orig. derived from salicin) + IC] …   Useful english dictionary

  • salicylic — sal·i·cyl·ic || ‚sælɪ sɪlɪk adj. of or derived from salicylic acid (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • salicylic — adjective /sælɪˈsɪlɪk/ Derived from salicin …   Wiktionary

  • salicylic — sal·i·cyl·ic …   English syllables

  • Salicylic acid — Salicylic acid …   Wikipedia

  • salicylic acid — [sal΄ə sil′ik] n. [salicyl (radical of the acid) < Fr salicyle < L salix (see SALICIN) + Fr yle, YL + IC] a white, crystalline compound, HOC6H4COOH, prepared from salicin or phenol and used in the manufacture of aspirin, as a food… …   English World dictionary

  • salicylic acid — Chem., Pharm. a white, crystalline, very slightly water soluble powder, C7H6O3, prepared from salicin or phenol: used as a food preservative, in the manufacture of aspirin, and in medicine chiefly in the form of a salicylate as a remedy for… …   Universalium

  • salicylic aldehyde — Salicylal Sal i*cyl al, n. [Salicylic + aldehide.] (Chem.) A thin, fragrant, colorless oil, {HO.C6H4.CHO}, found in the flowers of meadow sweet ({Spir[ae]a}), and also obtained by oxidation of salicin, saligenin, etc. It reddens on exposure.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salicylic acid — A component of aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), derived from salicin and made synthetically; used externally as a keratolytic agent, antiseptic, and fungicide. * * * sal·i·cyl·ic acid .sal ə .sil ik n a crystalline phenolic acid C7H6O3 that is …   Medical dictionary

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