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- n. A drug with analgesic and antipyretic properties, its medicinal uses being similar to those of aspirin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The yellowish crystalline amide, C6H4(OH).CONH2, of salicylic acid. It is made by treating oil of wintergreen with concentrated ammonia. It has an acid reaction, is easily hydrolyzed to salicylic acid and ammonia, and melts at 139.9° C.
salicyl + amide (Wiktionary)