Salicylic-acid



noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology.
1.
a white, crystalline, very slightly water-soluble powder, C 7 H 6 O 3 , prepared from salicin or phenol: used as a food preservative, in the manufacture of aspirin, and in medicine chiefly in the form of a salicylate as a remedy for rheumatic and gouty conditions.
salicylic acid
/ˌsælɪˈsɪlɪk/
noun
1.
a white crystalline slightly water-soluble substance with a sweet taste and bitter aftertaste, used in the manufacture of aspirin, dyes, and perfumes, and as a fungicide. Formula: C6H4(OH)(COOH)

salicylic acid sal·i·cyl·ic acid (sāl’ĭ-sĭl’ĭk)
n.
A white crystalline acid used in making aspirin and in the topical treatment of skin conditions such as eczema.
salicylic acid
(sāl’ĭ-sĭl’ĭk)
A white, crystalline acid used to make aspirin, to treat certain skin conditions, and to preserve and flavor foods. Salicylic acid is benzoic acid with a hydroxyl group (OH) attached to the carboxyl group (COOH). Chemical formula: C7H6O3.

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