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Definition of "salicylate" [sal•i•cyl•ate]

  • A salt or ester of salicylic acid. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "salicylate" in a sentence
  • "And she died from an overdose of methyl salicylate, which is the active ingredient in Bengay and many other of those sports balms."
  • "Salicylate 1-monooxygenase 1.14.13.1 1 Nomenclature EC number 1.14.13.1 Systematic name salicylate, NADH: oxygen oxidoreductase (1-hydroxylating, decarboxylating) Recommended name salicylate 1-monooxygenase Synonyms oxygenase, salicylate 1-mono - salicylate 1-hydroxylase salicylate hydroxylase (decarboxylating) salicylate monooxygenase salicylic hydroxylase CAS registry number 9059-28-3 2 Source Organism"
  • "According to a recent National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), when walnut trees are stressed, they emit methyl salicylate, which is a chemical form of aspirin."