salicylic acid

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Salix (the willow), from whose bark it can be obtained.

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salicylic acid (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) A white crystalline organic acid, 2-hydroxybenzoic acid, C6H4(OH)(COOH), used in the production of aspirin and other industrial chemicals.

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