Dictionary

salicin

noun sal·i·cin \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

salicin

noun sal·i·cin \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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: salicionalPrevious Word in the Dictionary: salicetumAll Words Near: salicin
May 26, 2015
sacrilegious Hear it
grossly irreverent
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears