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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  • hydroxybenzoic — adjective Of or pertaining to hydroxybenzoic acid or its derivatives …   Wiktionary

  • hydroxybenzoic — hy·droxy·benzoic …   English syllables

  • Hydroxybenzoic acid — may refer to any of three isomeric chemical compounds:* Salicylic acid (2 hydroxybenzoic acid, o hydroxybenzoic acid) * 3 Hydroxybenzoic acid ( m hydroxybenzoic acid) * p Hydroxybenzoic acid (4 hydroxybenzoic acid) …   Wikipedia

  • hydroxybenzoic acid — noun a crystalline derivative of benzoic acid • Hypernyms: ↑hydroxy acid * * * (|)hī|dräksē+... noun Etymology: hydroxybenzoic International Scientific Vocabulary hydroxy + benzoic : any of three crystalline monohydroxy derivatives HOC6H4COOH of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hydroxybenzoic acid — noun Any of three isomeric phenolic derivatives of benzoic acid …   Wiktionary

  • hydroxybenzoic acid — hy·droxy·ben·zo·ic acid ben .zō ik n any of three crystalline derivatives C7H6O3 of benzoic acid that contain one hydroxyl group per molecule: as a) the colorless para substituted acid used in making several of its esters that are effective… …   Medical dictionary

  • 4-Hydroxybenzoic acid — IUP …   Wikipedia

  • 3-Hydroxybenzoic acid — IUPAC name 3 Hydroxybenzoic acid …   Wikipedia

  • p-hydroxybenzoic acid — noun see hydroxybenzoic acid …   Useful english dictionary

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