saligenin

noun
sal·​i·​gen·​in | \ ˌsal-ə-ˈjen-ən How to pronounce saligenin (audio) , sə-ˈlij-ə-nən How to pronounce saligenin (audio) \

Medical Definition of saligenin

: 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/saligenin. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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