Salicylic-acid meaning

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A white crystalline benzoic acid derivative, C7 H6 O3 , used in making aspirin, as a preservative, and in the external treatment of skin conditions such as eczema.
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A white, crystalline compound, HOC6H4COOH, prepared from salicin or phenol and used in the manufacture of aspirin, as a food preservative and mild antiseptic, etc.
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A white crystalline benzoic acid derivative, C7 H6 O3 , used in making aspirin, as a preservative, and as a topical treatment for skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and warts.
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A white, crystalline acid used to make aspirin, to treat certain skin conditions, and to preserve and flavor foods. Salicylic acid is benzoic acid with a hydroxyl group (OH) attached to the carboxyl group (COOH). Chemical formula: C7H6O3.
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(organic chemistry) A white crystalline organic acid, 2-hydroxybenzoic acid, C6H4(OH)(COOH), used in the production of aspirin and other industrial chemicals.
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Origin of salicylic-acid

  • From French salicyle the radical of salicylic acid from salicine salicin salicin

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

  • Salix (the willow), from whose bark it can be obtained.

    From Wiktionary