salicin

play
noun sal·i·cin \ˈsa-lə-sən\

Definition of salicin

  1. :  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 and Etymology of salicin

French salicine, from Latin salic-, salix willow — more at sallow


First Known Use: 1830


Medical Dictionary

salicin

play
noun sal·i·cin \ˈsal-i-sin\

Medical Definition of salicin

  1. :  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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up salicin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • ludwig-richter-spring-has-arrived
  • Which is a synonym of upbraid?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ