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Skeletal formula of aspirin.


acetyl +‎ salisyl +‎ syre, first part from both Latin acētum (vinegar), from aceō (I am sour), from Proto-Italic *akēō (be sharp-tasting, be sour), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ-éh₁-ye-ti, from *h₂eḱ- (sharp) + and from Ancient Greek ὕλη (húlē, wood, forest; material, matter), from Proto-Indo-European *swel-, *sel- (firewood, wood, beam). Middle part first part salis- from Latin salix (willow), from Proto-Indo-European *sl̥H-ik- (willow) + the same suffix -yl. Last part from Old Norse sýra, from Proto-Germanic *sūrą.


  • IPA(key): /asɛtyːl.salɪˈsyːlsyːrə/
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  • Rhymes: -yːrə
  • Hyphenation: a‧ce‧tyl‧sal‧i‧syl‧sy‧re


acetylsalisylsyre f or m (definite singular acetylsalisylsyra or acetylsalisylsyren, indefinite plural acetylsalisylsyrer, definite plural acetylsalisylsyrene)

  1. (organic chemistry) acetylsalicylic acid (the acetate ester of salicylic acid, commonly called aspirin)
    • 2015 February 25, Bergens Tidende, page 8:
      nesten 400.000 personer bruker det blodfortynnende virkestoffet acetylsalisylsyre
      almost 400,000 people use the blood-thinning active ingredient acetylsalicylic acid
    • 1986 June 17, NTBtekst:
      acetylsalisylsyre er ett av de mest brukte stoffene i norske legemidler
      acetylsalicylic acid is one of the most widely used substances in Norwegian medicines
    Synonym: aspirin