acetylsalicylic

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acetylsalicylic (not comparable)

  1. (organic chemistry) Describing any derivative of salicylic acid in which the phenolic hydroxyl has been acetylated.
    • 1997, Joel Mabus, “The Druggist” (song): 
      You need to take acetaminophen / Or just a little aspirin / acetylsalicylic for the pain

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