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gentisic acid

[jen-tis-ik, -tiz-] /dʒɛnˈtɪs ɪk, -ˈtɪz-/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a crystalline, water-soluble compound, C 7 H 6 O 4 , used chiefly in the form of its sodium salt as an analgesic and diaphoretic.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; genti(an) + -s- connective + -ic
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