salicylic acid

salicylic acid
noun Etymology: French salicylique, from salicyle, the group HOC6H4CO, from salicine salicin + -yle -yl Date: 1840 a crystalline phenolic acid C7H6O3 that is used medicinally especially as an exfoliant and in the form of salts and other derivatives as an analgesic and antipyretic — compare aspirin

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  • 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 acid — sal′i•cyl′ic ac′id [[t]ˌsæl əˈsɪl ɪk[/t]] n. chem. pha a white crystalline substance, C7H6O3, prepared from salicin or phenol: used as a food preservative and in the manufacture of aspirin Etymology: 1830–40; < F salicyl the diatomic radical… …   From formal English to slang

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  • salicylic acid — noun A white crystalline organic acid, 2 hydroxybenzoic acid, CH(OH)(COOH), used in the production of aspirin and other industrial chemicals …   Wiktionary

  • SALICYLIC ACID —    produced in commercial quantities from carbolic acid; is a white crystalline powder, soluble in water, odourless, of a sweetish acid taste; largely used as an external antiseptic, and internally in the form of salicylate of sodium as a… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • salicylic acid — white crystalline acid made of from salicin or phenol used in the production of aspirin and dyes and food preservatives …   English contemporary dictionary

  • salicylic acid — [ˌsalɪ sɪlɪk] noun Chemistry a bitter compound present in certain plants, used as a fungicide and in the manufacture of aspirin and dyestuffs. Origin C19: from Fr. salicyle, the radical of the acid, from L. salix, salic willow , + ic …   English new terms dictionary

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