[ sal-uh-sin ]
/ ˈsæl ə sɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble glucoside, C13H18O7, obtained from the bark of the American aspen: used in medicine chiefly as an antipyretic and analgesic.

Origin of salicin

1820–30; < French salicine < Latin salic- (stem of salix) willow + French -ine -ine2
Also called sal·i·cyl al·cohol glu·coside [sal-uh-sil] /ˈsæl ə sɪl/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for salicin



/ (ˈsælɪsɪn) /


a colourless or white crystalline water-soluble glucoside obtained from the bark of poplar trees and used as a medical analgesic. Formula: C 13 H 18 O 7

Word Origin for salicin

C19: from French salicine, from Latin salix willow
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