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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-]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. aspirin(def 1).
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Origin of acetylsalicylic acid

First recorded in 1895–1900; acetyl + salicylic acid
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British Dictionary definitions for acetylsalicylic acid

acetylsalicylic acid

  1. the chemical name for aspirin
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acetylsalicylic acid in Medicine

acetylsalicylic acid

  1. aspirin

acetylsalicylic acid in Science

acetylsalicylic acid

  1. See aspirin.
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