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salicin

[sal-uh-sin] /ˈsæl ə sɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
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] /ˈsæl ə sɪl/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < French salicine < Latin salic- (stem of salix) willow + French -ine -ine2
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  • The bark of white willow contains salicin, which is a chemical similar to aspirin.
British Dictionary definitions for salicin

salicin

/ˈsælɪsɪn/
noun
1.
a colourless or white crystalline water-soluble glucoside obtained from the bark of poplar trees and used as a medical analgesic. Formula: C13H18O7
Word Origin
C19: from French salicine, from Latin salix willow
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