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salicin

[ sal-uh-sin ]
/ ˈsæl ə sɪn /
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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.
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Also called sal·i·cyl al·cohol glu·coside [sal-uh-sil]. /ˈsæl ə sɪl/.

Origin of salicin

1820–30; <French salicine<Latin salic- (stem of salix) willow + French -ine-ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for salicin

salicin

salicine

/ (ˈsælɪsɪn) /

noun
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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