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aspirin

noun as·pi·rin \ˈas-p(ə-)rən\

: a medicine that reduces pain and fever

plural aspirin or aspirins

Full Definition of ASPIRIN

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

noun as·pi·rin \ˈas-p(ə-)rən\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural aspirin or aspirins

Medical Definition of ASPIRIN

1
:  a white crystalline derivative C9H8O4 of salicylic acid used for relief of pain and fever
2
:  a tablet of aspirin

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