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salol

[sal-awl, -ol] /ˈsæl ɔl, -ɒl/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a white, crystalline, aromatic powder, C 1 3 H 1 0 O 3 , produced by the interaction of salicylic acid and phenol, used as a preservative, a light absorber in suntan preparations, and in medicine chiefly as an antipyretic and as an antiseptic.
Also called phenyl salicylate.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; formerly a trademark
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Examples from the web for salol
  • It liquefies when mixed with camphor, phenol and salol.
  • Elevated urinary phenol levels in beagle dogs treated with salol.
British Dictionary definitions for salol

salol

/ˈsælɒl/
noun
1.
a white sparingly soluble crystalline compound with a slight aromatic odour, used as a preservative and to absorb light in sun-tan lotions, plastics, etc; phenyl salicylate. Formula: C6H4(OH)COOC6H5
Word Origin
C19: from salicyl (see salicylic acid) + -ol
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salol in Medicine

salol sal·ol (sāl'ôl', -ōl')
n.
A white crystalline powder derived from salicylic acid and used as an analgesic and antipyretic.

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