phenyl salicylate

noun

: a crystalline ester C13H10O3 used chiefly as a stabilizer for cellulosic plastics and vinyl plastics and as an ingredient of suntan preparations because of its ability to absorb ultraviolet light and also as an analgesic and antipyretic

called also salol

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“Phenyl salicylate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phenyl%20salicylate. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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