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Meaning of sodium salicylate

so'dium salic'ylate

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline compound, CHNaO, soluble in water, alcohol, and glycerol: used in medicine as an analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory, and as a preservative.
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