salicin

noun
sal·​i·​cin | \ ˈsa-lə-sən How to pronounce salicin (audio) \

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

First Known Use of salicin

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for salicin

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

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“Salicin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salicin. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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salicin

noun
sal·​i·​cin | \ ˈsal-i-sin How to pronounce salicin (audio) \

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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