[ sal-awl, -ol ]
/ ˈsæl ɔl, -ɒl /
a white, crystalline, aromatic powder, C13H10O3, produced by the interaction of salicylic acid and phenol, used as a preservative, a light absorber in suntan preparations, and in medicine chiefly as an antipyretic and as an antiseptic.
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Also called phenyl salicylate.
Origin of salol
First recorded in 1885–90; formerly a trademark
Words nearby salol
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Example sentences from the Web for salol
Some cases of amibian dysentery are being treated with calomel, salol, and emetine.Turkish Prisoners in Egypt|Various
The resulting cavity may be injected daily with a weak carbolic-acid lotion, or salol may be introduced.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
British Dictionary definitions for salol
/ (ˈsælɒl) /
a white sparingly soluble crystalline compound with a slight aromatic odour, used as a preservative and to absorb light in sun-tan lotions, plastics, etc; phenyl salicylate. Formula: C 6 H 4 (OH)COOC 6 H 5
Word Origin for salol
C19: from salicyl (see salicylic acid) + -ol
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Medical definitions for salol
[ săl′ôl′, -ōl′ ]
A white crystalline powder derived from salicylic acid and used as an analgesic and antipyretic.
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