salol

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salicylic +‎ -ol

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salol (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) Phenyl salicylate; a, odorless, tasteless, white crystalline powder, nearly insoluble in water, but soluble in chloroform, ether, oils, and certain concentrations ofalcohol, which is split up in the intestines into salicylic acid and phenol, and which is used for certain medicinal purposes.
    • 1897, David Cerna, Notes on the Newer Remedies (page 178)
      The therapeutic action of alphol is said to be similar to that of salol.

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