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 and Etymology of salicin

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


Medical Dictionary

salicin

noun sal·i·cin \ ˈsal-i-sin \

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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