salicin(redirected from Salacin)
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A bitter glucoside, C13H18O7, obtained mainly from the bark of poplar and willow trees and formerly used as an analgesic.
[French salicine, from Latin salix, salic-, willow.]
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless or white crystalline water-soluble glucoside obtained from the bark of poplar trees and used as a medical analgesic. Formula: C13H18O7
[C19: from French salicine, from Latin salix willow]
sal•i•cin(ˈsæl ə sɪn)
a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble glucoside, C13H18O7, obtained from the bark of the American aspen: used in medicine chiefly as an antipyretic and analgesic.
[1820–30; < French salicine < Latin salic- (s. of salix) willow + French -ine -ine2]