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salicylic

[ sal-uh-sil-ik ]
/ ˌsæl əˈsɪl ɪk /
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adjective Chemistry.

of or derived from salicylic acid.

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Origin of salicylic

1830–40; <French salicyl the diatomic radical of salicylic acid (<Latin salic-, stem of salix willow + French -yl-yl; it was originally derived from salicin) + -ic
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