salicylic acid

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sal·i·cyl·ic acid

 (săl′ĭ-sĭl′ĭk)
n.
A white crystalline benzoic acid derivative, C7H6O3, used in making aspirin, as a preservative, and as a topical treatment for skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and warts.

[From French salicyle, the radical of salicylic acid, from salicine, salicin; see salicin.]

salicylic acid

(ˌsælɪˈsɪlɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline slightly water-soluble substance with a sweet taste and bitter aftertaste, used in the manufacture of aspirin, dyes, and perfumes, and as a fungicide. Formula: C6H4(OH)(COOH)
[C19: from salicyl (via French from Latin salix a willow + -yl) + -ic]

sal′i•cyl′ic ac′id

(ˌsæl əˈsɪl ɪk)
n.
a white crystalline substance, C7H6O3, prepared from salicin or phenol: used as a food preservative and in the manufacture of aspirin.
[1830–40; < French salicyl the diatomic radical of salicylic acid (< Latin salic-, s. of salix willow + French -yl]

sal·i·cyl·ic acid

(săl′ĭ-sĭl′ĭk)
A white, crystalline acid used to make aspirin, to treat certain skin conditions, and to preserve and flavor foods.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salicylic acid - a white crystalline substance with a bitter aftertastesalicylic acid - a white crystalline substance with a bitter aftertaste; used as a fungicide or in making aspirin or dyes or perfumes
acetylsalicylic acid, aspirin, Bayer, Empirin, St. Joseph - the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer, Empirin, and St. Joseph) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets
diflunisal, Dolobid - nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (trade name Dolobid) used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory conditions
hydroxy acid - any acid that has hydroxyl groups in addition to the hydroxyl group in the acid itself
Translations
acide salicylique
acido salicilico
acid salicilic

salicylic acid

n (Chem) → Salizylsäure f

sal·i·cyl·ic ac·id

n. ácido salicílico, ácido cristalino blanco derivado del fenol.

salicylic acid

n ácido salicílico
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8 ml of 5% (w/v) salicyclic acid in sulphuric acid was added and mixed thoroughly.
Adding SAX salicyclic acid further slowed the cure rate and lowered the state of cure.
PAL has also been implicated in the biosynthesis pathway for salicyclic acid (SA), another defense related compound and a key signaling compound required for the activation of plant resistance genes, catalases, and receptor like protein kinases (Klessig et al.