Salicylate definition

sə-lĭsə-lāt, -lĭt, sălə-sĭlĭt
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A salt, ester, or anion of salicylic acid.
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A salt of salicylic acid containing the monovalent, negative radical HOC6H4COO.
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An uncharged ester of this acid.
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A salt or ester of salicylic acid, containing the group C7 H5 O3 .
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(chemistry) Any salt or ester of salicylic acid.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
salicylate
Plural:
salicylates

Origin of salicylate

  • salicyl(ic acid) –ate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition