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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- ]

noun

, Pharmacology.


acetylsalicylic acid

/ ˌæsɪtaɪlˌsælɪˈsɪlɪk; əˈsiːtaɪl- /

noun

  1. the chemical name for aspirin


acetylsalicylic acid

/ ə-sēt′l-săl′ĭ-sĭlĭk /

  1. See aspirin


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Word History and Origins

Origin of acetylsalicylic acid1

First recorded in 1895–1900; acetyl + salicylic acid
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Example Sentences

So far there has been no satisfactory quantitative estimation of acetylsalicylic acid.

The most extensively used synthetic is acetylsalicylic acid and hence an investigation of this product was deemed expedient.

The amount of acetylsalicylic acid extracted by chloroform was 50.7 per cent.

This is done by conveying the inference that the only pure acetylsalicylic acid on the market is that known as Aspirin-Bayer.

The patent on acetylsalicylic acid expires next month (February, 1917).

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