salicin

[sal-uh-sin]
noun Pharmacology.
a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble glucoside, C 1 3 H 1 8 O 7 , obtained from the bark of the American aspen: used in medicine chiefly as an antipyretic and analgesic.
Also called salicyl alcohol glucoside [sal-uh-sil] .


Origin:
1820–30; < French salicine < Latin salic- (stem of salix) willow + French -ine -ine2

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salicin or salicine (ˈsælɪsɪn)
 
n
a colourless or white crystalline water-soluble glucoside obtained from the bark of poplar trees and used as a medical analgesic. Formula: C13H18O7
 
[C19: from French salicine, from Latin salix willow]
 
salicine or salicine
 
n
 
[C19: from French salicine, from Latin salix willow]

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The bark of white willow contains salicin, which is a chemical similar to aspirin.
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