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Noun: 2-hydroxybenzoic acid
  1. A white crystalline substance with a bitter aftertaste; used as a fungicide or in making aspirin or dyes or perfumes
    - salicylic acid

Type of: hydroxy acid

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

Encyclopedia: 2-hydroxybenzoic acid