gentisic acid

[ jen-tis-ik, -tiz- ]
/ dʒɛnˈtɪs ɪk, -ˈtɪz- /

noun Pharmacology.

a crystalline, water-soluble compound, C7H6O4, used chiefly in the form of its sodium salt as an analgesic and diaphoretic.

Origin of gentisic acid

1875–80; genti(an) + -s- connective + -ic
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