sal·​i·​gen·​in ˌsal-ə-ˈjen-ən How to pronounce saligenin (audio) sə-ˈlij-ə-nən How to pronounce saligenin (audio)
: a crystalline phenolic alcohol C7H8O2 that is obtained usually by hydrolysis of salicin and that acts as a local anesthetic

called also salicyl alcohol

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“Saligenin.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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