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Meaning of salicin

sal•i•cin

Pronunciation: (sal'u-sin), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble glucoside, CHO, obtained from the bark of the American aspen: used in medicine chiefly as an antipyretic and analgesic. Also called
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