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sodium salicylate

noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline compound, C 7 H 5 NaO 3 , soluble in water, alcohol, and glycerol: used in medicine as an analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory, and as a preservative.
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1900-1905
1900-05
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