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Noun: salicylic acid  ,sa-li'si-lik 'a-sid
  1. A white crystalline substance with a bitter aftertaste; used as a fungicide or in making aspirin or dyes or perfumes
    - 2-hydroxybenzoic acid

Derived forms: salicylic acids

Type of: hydroxy acid

Part of: acetylsalicylic acid, aspirin, Bayer, diflunisal, Dolobid, Empirin, St. Joseph

Encyclopedia: Salicylic acid