methyl salicylate


: a liquid ester C8H8O3 that is obtained from the leaves of a wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) or the bark of a birch (Betula lenta), but is usually made synthetically, and that is used as a flavoring and as a counterirritant see birch oil, oil of wintergreen

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“Methyl salicylate.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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