acetylsalicylic acid

[ uh-seet-l-sal-uh-sil-ik, uh-set-, as-i-tl-; uh-seet-l-sal-uh-sil-ik, uh-set-, as-i-tl- ]
/ əˈsit lˌsæl əˈsɪl ɪk, əˈsɛt-, ˈæs ɪ tl-; əˌsit lˌsæl əˈsɪl ɪk, əˌsɛt-, ˌæs ɪ tl- /

noun Pharmacology.


Nearby words

  1. acetylic,
  2. acetylide,
  3. acetylize,
  4. acetylmethylcarbinol,
  5. acetylsalicylate,
  6. acetyltransferase,
  7. acey-deucy,
  8. acgi,
  9. ach,
  10. ach-laut

Origin of acetylsalicylic acid

First recorded in 1895–1900; acetyl + salicylic acid

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British Dictionary definitions for acetylsalicylic acid

acetylsalicylic acid

/ (ˌæsɪtaɪlˌsælɪˈsɪlɪk, əˈsiːtaɪl-) /

noun

the chemical name for aspirin
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Medicine definitions for acetylsalicylic acid

acetylsalicylic acid

[ ə-sēt′l-săl′ĭ-sĭlĭk ]

n.

aspirin

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Science definitions for acetylsalicylic acid

acetylsalicylic acid

[ ə-sēt′l-săl′ĭ-sĭlĭk ]

See aspirin.
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