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Definition of "salicylic" [sal•i•cyl•ic]

  • Derived from salicin. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "salicylic" in a sentence
  • "Long a remedy for flu, fever, and arthritis, meadowsweet contains an aspirin-type compound called salicylic acid."
  • "Humans form their own version of aspirin's active principle, known as salicylic acid, when the drug breaks down in the body."
  • "The active ingredient was later identified as salicylic acid, and, more than a century later, scientists synthesised acetylsalicylic acid, sold under the trade name Aspirin."