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
Origin: [L. salix, -icis, a willow: cf. F. salicine. See Sallow the tree.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
-e, sal′i-sin, n. a bitter crystalline glucoside, obtained from the bark of willows and poplars.—n. Sal′icylāte, a salt of salicylic acid.—adjs. Sal′icylāted, combined with salicylic acid; Salicy′lic, obtained from the willow.—Salicylate of sodium, a product occurring in small white crystals, used very largely in acute rheumatism. [L. salix, salicis, a willow.]
The numerical value of salicin in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of salicin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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