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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.]


(ˈsælɪsɪn) or


(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]


(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]
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Similar male predominance was revealed by study of Sharija [9], Gargi [8], Salacin [10] and PB Wagmare [11] et al.
Though willow tree bark was a medicine in ancient Egypt and Greece it was not until 1763 that salacin was identified - by the Rev Edward Stone of Oxford University.
Ismail Ozgur CAN, Zehra DEMIROGLU UYANIKER [1], Halis ULAS [1], Gokmen KARABAG [1], Can CIMILLI [2], Serpil SALACIN [1]