Definitions for salicinˈsæl ə sɪn
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sal•i•cinˈsæl ə sɪn(n.)
a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble glucoside, C13H18O7, obtained from the bark of the American aspen: used in medicine chiefly as an antipyretic and analgesic.
Origin of salicin:
1820–30; < F salicine < L salic- (s. of salix) willow + F -ine -ine2
A glucoside derivative of salicylic acid; the active principle of willow bark, once used medicinally.
Origin: salix, salicis, a willow, and -in.
a glucoside found in the bark and leaves of several species of willow (Salix) and poplar, and extracted as a bitter white crystalline substance