- a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble glucoside, C13H18O7, obtained from the bark of the American aspen: used in medicine chiefly as an antipyretic and analgesic.
Origin of salicin
1820–30; < French salicine < Latin salic- (stem of salix) willow + French -ine -ine2
Also called sal·i·cyl al·cohol glu·coside [sal-uh-sil] /ˈsæl ə sɪl/.
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Examples from the Web for salicin
Salicin is, if ever, but very seldom used for adulteration of quinine.
It can be hydrolyzed, by a special enzyme, into salicin and benzoic acid.The Chemistry of Plant Life
Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
The abortive method consists in cutting short the attack by the administration of colchicum, veratria, or the salicin compounds.
Salicin,62 ergot, guarana, have all been spoken of by enthusiasts as possessing valuable properties in diarrhoea.
From willow bark which is fresh, and rich in salicin, it may be obtained by the cautious evaporation of the cold aqueous infusion.
- a colourless or white crystalline water-soluble glucoside obtained from the bark of poplar trees and used as a medical analgesic. Formula: C 13 H 18 O 7
C19: from French salicine, from Latin salix willow
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