Definition of Salicylic acid

1. Noun. A white crystalline substance with a bitter aftertaste; used as a fungicide or in making aspirin or dyes or perfumes.

Exact synonyms: 2-hydroxybenzoic Acid
Substance meronyms: Acetylsalicylic Acid, Aspirin, Bayer, Empirin, St. Joseph, Diflunisal, Dolobid
Generic synonyms: Hydroxy Acid



Definition of Salicylic acid

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Salicylic acid

1. O-Hydroxybenzoic acid;a component of aspirin, derived from salicin and made synthetically; used externally as a keratolytic agent, antiseptic, and fungicide. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Salicylic Acid

salicylal
salicylaldehyde
salicylaldehydes
salicylaldoxime
salicylaldoximes
salicylamide
salicylamides
salicylanilide
salicylanilides
salicylate
salicylate poisoning
salicylated
salicylates
salicylazosulfapyridine
salicylic
salicylic acid (current term)
salicylic acid 5-hydroxylase
salicylic acid collodion
salicylic aldehyde
salicylide
salicylides
salicylise
salicylism
salicylisms
salicylite
salicylites
salicylize
salicylol
salicylous
salicylsalicylic acid

Literary usage of Salicylic acid

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1875)
"An objectionable property of the new antiseptic, and threatened rival of carbolic acid—salicylic acid—is its insolubility in cold water, so that it has been ..."

2. Methods of Practical Hygiene by Karl Bernhard Lehmann (1893)
"If mere traces of salicylic acid are present in wine or beer (up to ^ ingrm. per litre) the ether is not entirely driven off, but only down to about 5 cc. ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1894)
"The number of these methods has yearly increased and at present a fair sized bibliography of analytical literature relative to salicylic acid might be ..."

4. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"Water which has been shaken with Salol is not affected by T. Sol. of ferric chloride (absence of free salicylic acid and of readily soluble salicylates), ..."

5. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"An excellent review of the introduction of salicylic acid is furnished by W. О. ... salicylic acid was first prepared in 1838 by Piria from ..."

6. American Druggist (1891)
"On the Constituents of the Artificial salicylic acid of Commerce. ... OFC BLOCH have i!i:idc a study of the artificial salicylic acid at present sold in ..."

7. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Karl Schorlemmer (1888)
"237), while Cahours, by carrying out the operation at a higher temperature, obtained salicylic acid ;4 it was obtained, together with acetic acid, ..."

8. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1875)
"An objectionable property of the new antiseptic, and threatened rival of carbolic acid—salicylic acid—is its insolubility in cold water, so that it has been ..."

9. Methods of Practical Hygiene by Karl Bernhard Lehmann (1893)
"If mere traces of salicylic acid are present in wine or beer (up to ^ ingrm. per litre) the ether is not entirely driven off, but only down to about 5 cc. ..."

10. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1894)
"The number of these methods has yearly increased and at present a fair sized bibliography of analytical literature relative to salicylic acid might be ..."

11. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"Water which has been shaken with Salol is not affected by T. Sol. of ferric chloride (absence of free salicylic acid and of readily soluble salicylates), ..."

12. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"An excellent review of the introduction of salicylic acid is furnished by W. О. ... salicylic acid was first prepared in 1838 by Piria from ..."

13. American Druggist (1891)
"On the Constituents of the Artificial salicylic acid of Commerce. ... OFC BLOCH have i!i:idc a study of the artificial salicylic acid at present sold in ..."

14. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Karl Schorlemmer (1888)
"237), while Cahours, by carrying out the operation at a higher temperature, obtained salicylic acid ;4 it was obtained, together with acetic acid, ..."

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