salicin


sal·i·cin

noun \ˈsa-lə-sən\

Definition of SALICIN

:  a bitter white crystalline glucoside C13H18O7 found in the bark and leaves of several willows and poplars and used in medicine like salicylic acid

Origin of SALICIN

French salicine, from Latin salic-, salix willow — more at sallow
First Known Use: 1830

sal·i·cin

noun \ˈsal-i-sin\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SALICIN

: a bitter white crystalline glucoside C13H18O7 found in the bark and leaves of several willows and poplars, yielding saligenin and glucose on hydrolysis, and formerly used in medicine as an antipyretic, antirheumatic, and tonic

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