Methyl-salicylate meaning

The methyl ester of salicylic acid, C8 H8 O3 , an essential oil derived from birch or wintergreen or made synthetically, used as a counterirritant in ointments to treat muscle pain.
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The methyl ester of salicylic acid, C8 H8 O3 , an essential oil derived from birch or wintergreen or made synthetically, used as a counterirritant in ointments to treat muscle pain.
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(chemistry) The methyl ester of salicylic acid and the principal constituent of oil of wintergreen.
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