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Meaning of salol

sal•ol

Pronunciation: (sal'ôl, -ol), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a white, crystalline, aromatic powder, CHO, produced by the interaction of salicylic acid and phenol, used as a preservative, a light absorber in suntan preparations, and in medicine chiefly as an antipyretic and as an antiseptic. Also called
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