Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The phenolic alcohol o-hydroxy-benzyl alcohol obtained by the decomposition of salicin

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A phenol alcohol obtained, by the decomposition of salicin, as a white crystalline substance; -- called also hydroxy-benzyl alcohol.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crystalline phenol-alcohol, C6H4(OH).CH2(OH), or orthohydroxybenzyl alcohol, which is formed when salicin is hydrolyzed by emulsin or by dilute acids; also made by reducing salicylic aldehyde with sodium amalgam. It melts at 86° C.

Etymologies

salicin + -gen + -in. (Wiktionary)

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