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aspirin

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noun as·pi·rin \ˈas-p(ə-)rən\

Simple Definition of aspirin

  • : a medicine that reduces pain and fever

Full Definition of aspirin

plural aspirin or aspirins

  1. 1 :  a white crystalline derivative C9H8O4 of salicylic acid used for relief of pain and fever

  2. 2 :  a tablet of aspirin

Examples of aspirin

  1. Aspirin is effective in controlling headaches.



Origin of aspirin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from acetyl + spiraeic acid (former name of salicylic acid), from New Latin Spiraea, genus of shrubs — more at spirea


First Known Use: 1899


ASPIRIN Defined for Kids

aspirin

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noun as·pi·rin \ˈa-sprən, ˈa-spə-rən\

Definition of aspirin

  1. :  a white drug used to relieve pain and fever




Medical Dictionary

aspirin

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noun as·pi·rin \ˈas-p(ə-)rən\

Medical Definition of aspirin

plural aspirin or aspirins

  1. 1:  a white crystalline derivative C9H8O4 of salicylic acid used for relief of pain and fever

  2. 2:  a tablet of aspirin





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