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Definitions and Synonyms of salicylic acid | Another word for salicylic acid | What is salicylic acid?

Definition 1: a white crystalline substance with a bitter aftertaste; used as a fungicide or in making aspirin or dyes or perfumes - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for salicylic acid in the sense of this definition

(salicylic acid is a kind of ...) any acid that has hydroxyl groups in addition to the hydroxyl group in the acid itself

(... is made of the substance salicylic acid) the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer, Empirin, and St. Joseph) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets

(... is made of the substance salicylic acid) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (trade name Dolobid) used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory conditions

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