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salicylic

[sal-uh-sil-ik] /ˌsæl əˈsɪl ɪk/
adjective, Chemistry.
1.
of or derived from salicylic acid.
Origin of salicylic
1830-1840
1830-40; < French salicyl the diatomic radical of salicylic acid (< Latin salic-, stem of salix willow + French -yl -yl; it was orig. derived from salicin) + -ic
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