phenyl-salicylate

phenyl salicylate

noun Chemistry.
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salol

[sal-awl, -ol]
noun Pharmacology.
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.


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salol (ˈsælɒl)
 
n
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
 
[C19: from salicyl (see salicylic acid) + -ol]

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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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